Thursday, March 22, 2012

the sleepiest moment

There are moments in my day when I feel as though I am losing my mind. 

Tearing my hair out. 

Ready to lock myself in the bathroom with a good book or a tabloid magazine. 

And there are moments in my day when tears spring to my eyes. 

When my words may have been too rough. 

But then I remind myself to pause for a moment.

Consider the most simple and beautiful parts of my day. 

And one - always one - happens in the morning. As I wake up my little girl. My beautiful, sweet, stubborn, intelligent, adventurous, frustrating, insatiable, emotional, and (insert every other adjective under the sun here) special little girl. 

And I see her like this ...

And I think to myself, she is mine. My little girl. 

Holy crap. How did that happen? How did I manage to have a five-year-old in the blink of an eye?

How is that even possible? 

And sometimes I wish she could stay that way forever. 

But I know that she won't. I know she'll continue to grow. To learn. 

And truth of the matter is, I wouldn't have it any other way. 

I'll just continue to capture and remember the sleepiest moments in any way that I can.

So today (okay, admittedly it was yesterday) I took the picture. But for the most part I'll have it captured forever in my head and my heart. 

My pretty sleeping princess. My tomboy of terror. 

All bugs, flowers, dirt, tiaras aside. 

She's mine. 

And I wouldn't have it any other way. 


  1. That's such a sweet post. You are truly blessed.

  2. She does look sweet as can be. 5 years sure does come fast.

  3. What a stunning love letter to your sweet girl!

  4. Stopping and reminding ourselves about all the good in our day is sometimes all we need...and those babes of ours...they sure know how to stop us in our tracks. She is beautiful.

  5. Beautiful. I've had those thoughts too. And a few pictures of my daughters sleeping. It's such a precious time. :) Thanks for sharing!

  6. I love your words to your daughter and I so need to take a sleeping pic of my own little spitfire! It's crazy how all of a sudden they seem big and we know they ate ours and we just don't know how we got here, but we are so glad we did.

  7. So sweet! And I know about the "pulling your hair out" days.
    I wish they could stay little forever :)

  8. Beautiful little girl you've got there. And gorgeous post!

  9. I often wish I could freeze time. Putting my words down and crystallizing that moment is the only way I've found to do it.

  10. Such a wonderful post. Even on the hardest of days there is always a moment that makes it worth it.


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