Tuesday, June 19, 2007

sweet child of mine

Because I don't talk to you about her enough. Because I am still flummoxed by this mothering thing. Because she never fails to astound me, even when she is being wicked. Because she is beautiful. Because her brain and heart fascinate me constantly.

Because she is the funniest person I have ever met. Because I've never known the depths of a love like this. Because she challenges me beyond measure. Because time is so incredibly short. Because I look at her and my insides crack apart. Because sometimes she throws the most incredible bitch ass tantrums I've ever seen. Because I want her to know exquisite joy.

51 comments:

Julie Pippert said...

Beautiful.

Blog Antagonist said...

Her eyes say things I had forgotten. What a gorgeous little girl.

slouching mom said...

She's got the most incredible eyes. She's lovely, as are your words here.

urban-urchin said...

what a sweet little face.
you're right- flumoxed. That's what we all are.

Lawyer Mama said...

I love those curls but she does have beautiful eyes. I'd bet there's a lot going on behind those eyes.

Lovely post, Jen. Just lovely.

liv said...

a-M-azing! What a beautiful, spectacular child from a beautiful, spectacular mom.

Ally said...

What a beautiful post for such a lovely child. Thanks for sharing this.

Beck said...

Look at those curls! She and The Baby could exchange curl-care tips.
That shortness is so trippy, isn't it? In the house, toddlers always feel like these huge people, these giant personalities - and then you leave the house and they're these fragile funny baby things.

kgirl said...

oh, she looks pretty irresistable.

Jenn said...

"Because I want her to know exquisite joy".

A mom, perfectly put into one wish.

Sweetness, all around.

Anjali said...

Gorgeous!

And I love "bitch ass tantrums." Will use this next time I'm not sure how to describe what the girls sometimes do!

Aliki2006 said...

She's lovely--and your post is, too.

thailandchani said...

Beautiful, of course. She is a simply lovely child. :)


Peace,

~Chani

QT said...

Beautiful inside and out, like her mom - who I am sure NEVER threw any tantrums as a child. :)

Tabba said...

Jen...you, M, this post......Perfection.

KC said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous.

We are on the same wavelength today, you and I.

Her Bad Mother said...

oh, yes. just - YES.

Sober Briquette said...

I think she looks ever so much like J.

I wish the brass ring for her.

Little Monkies said...

So much depth in those eyes. beautiful!

kristen said...

word mama, she is delicious. xoxo

deb said...

It is amazing what children do to us, they fill us with hope and make us look at the world with fresh eyes.

flutter said...

I think you just killed me dead. She is so beautiful and short and butterfly like.

What a wonderful mom you are.

Mrs. Chicky said...

Good lord, she is ridiculously cute, isn't she? I think I would like to nibble on those cheeks.

Momish said...

A picture is worth a thousand words, right? I would challenge that saying if those were your thousand words, friend!

Then again, those pics of that sweety are priceless, no matter what the cost of words ever could be!

Kyla said...

Oh, she is beautiful!! So are your words.
This:

"most incredible bitch ass tantrums I've ever seen"

had me cracking up!! Perfect description.

meno said...

You said it, it's true, and it doesn't change.

Oh, The Joys said...

It is a rare thing for you to post a photo so...


AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH - she is so CUUUUUUUUUUUTTTTTTTTEEEEEEEE!!!!


(panting, out of breath.)

Beautiful child, beautiful words.

Cristi said...

Your daughter is a natural beauty! Truly. You show so much unconditional love and selflessness. Motherhood. I'm ready for that and have learned so much from all you mommy bloggers :)

kim said...

Oh the curls, the eyes, the cheeks, just gorgeous.

crazymumma said...

At deep long last.

I'm coming over NOW packing my bags as I type, and I am going to make her adore me and my girls.

hmmmm. Bitch ass tantrums huh? Wonder who she got her bitch ass will from....

just sayin'. snort.

she is stunning.

Laurie said...

She is absolutely gorgeous.

Lucia said...

What a beautiful child! And of course you want all of this and more for her...

Karen said...

Ahh! Those curls! So great - have you seen LP's - massive and dark and we are so there with the bitch ass tantrums and all that joy!

Em said...

So divine!

carrie said...

Thank you for sharing her with us. She is so beautiful.

Carrie

Christine said...

she's a treasure

mamatulip said...

Oh, I can see it in her eyes -- she's an old soul.

Beautiful.

Gill said...

What a beautiful little girl! And lovely words from her mom.

Mrs. Chicken said...

Oh my. She is so beautiful.

Karen Forest said...

What a beautiful beautiful child. Those eyes are just taking everything in, and she is so lucky that she has someone like you to teach her.....

Nancy said...

Ah, she is incredibly beautiful.

s@bd said...

absolutely gorgeous.

Susanne said...

Sniff. Thank you for the pictures.

I'm always amazed at how deep I feel for my child. Nobody told me before.

And I don't write about my son that much too. Because it's my blog and not his, but also because he feels like a part of me. Not entirely separate.

Chaos Control said...

What a beauty!

And a beautiful post!!

Bon said...

sure, i try to sneak in a little bloggy reading at work and you make me cry. :)

Jen, she's so beautiful. and her eyes are haunting, open to joy and to all the rest of the gifts that come with being human.

mitzh said...

This post made me cry..

So beautiful and speaks through my heart. I also have a daughter. :)

She's so gorgeous!

I got her through Flutter's new post, btw.

metro mama said...

Beautiful indeed. And a mother with a beautiful soul.

Pgoodness said...

She is gorgeous and your post? Fabulous.

Wacky Mommy said...

Precious, precious girl.

schnoogles said...

LOVE the phrase "bitch ass tantrums"! That totally describes my daughter right now. Like yours, mine is a curly-headed imp who is the sweetest thing on earth until she decides to let loose. :)

luckyzmom said...

"Her eyes say things I had forgotten." Wish I'd said that!Exquisite!