In This Moment.

You’re my sweet baby girl. My little hummingbird.

My love for you grows even greater every day.

But in this moment of a cuddle, the love I have for you is even more overwhelming.

You’ve been walking for months. You’ve become such a pro.

You run from room to room. Your feet like a cartoon.

But in this moment that you fall, I want to take all the tears you have and make them mine. I want to take away the scared feelings and the pain, experience it myself.

I rock you gently before a nap and really take notice of your hands. So tiny and delicate. I look at your small fingers, your skin is so soft.

In this moment your hands are a thing of great beauty, something I don’t usually have time to notice. It becomes a memory I’ll always have, no matter how old you are.

You wake up earlier from your nap than I was expecting. I’m still blow-drying my hair in the bathroom. You turn on the water in the tub and get into the cabinets. Stick your hands in the toilet, unroll the toilet paper.

I tell you no and you have a meltdown. I’m on the verge of losing my cool. I pick you up and place you on the bed.

I start tickling, you start laughing. In this moment the bed becomes a play mat. I flip you over and become your personal jungle gym.

You’re 18 months old now but it’s hard for me to accept. I still see you as a baby. I look at recent pictures of you, you’re becoming quite the little lady. No longer helpless but wanting to do things for yourself.

My sweet baby girl, my little hummingbird; I will love you always.

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4 Responses to In This Moment.

  1. lisa October 26, 2010 at 10:07 #

    this is so sweet! something you’ll always have to share with her when she’s older…to remind her of how very much you love her!!

    have you tried those hand molds? they’re great to capture how small they once were…years later you’ll love having that as a memory. ( I believe they have them at Michaels craft store.)

    • Elle October 27, 2010 at 22:49 #

      We did a hand mold Christmas tree decoration last year. I can’t wait to dig it out this year to see it. 🙂

  2. Jess October 26, 2010 at 11:43 #

    This is beautiful! I would definitely keep a copy of this to show her someday. It would be a really nice thing to have someday for her graduation, her wedding, or perhaps when she is expecting her OWN baby.
    I love that you call her a hummingbird.
    Thanks so much for your support lately! I wish I could tell you how much it means to me and how it helps.

    • Elle October 27, 2010 at 22:59 #

      Thank you, Jess! I’m just glad I can do something to help get the word out about your precious baby boy.

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