Tuesday, May 17, 2011
onwards and upwards
Today, I watch those busy hands scaling the side of the coffee table.
Today, I'm fascinated watching Claire discover the world around her.
Today, I love that my baby looks over her shoulder to gain my approval.
Today, I see her smile at the sound of my voice.
Today, I'm amazed by how quickly a child can learn.
Most of my day is spent with daily and necessary activities: folding clothes, washing diapers, unloading the dishwasher, working on the computer, answering emails, conference calls, washing diapers, making the bed (sometimes), feeding Claire, did I mention washing diapers?
But, for a brief moment each day, I try to soak in the moment Claire is in knowing that it is so temporary. Whatever she's accomplishing today is old news tomorrow.
I try to take in all her smiles, coos, activities, all while teaching her about the world in which she lives. Teaching her there is a time to play, there's a time to sit, a time to eat, a time to read, a time to sleep. Boy, is there at time to sleep!
There's no shining trophy or certificate to tell you, you're doing a good job as a mom. But, there is the happiness you see in your child's eyes, the obedience they begin to show, and willingness to please you that's so priceless.
Yep, that's my girl.
And, seeing these photos makes me want to go wake her up from her nap so I can give her a squeeze. almost.