Monday, October 23, 2006

BABY FINGER AND TOES

The other day I was standing in line at the bank.... In front of me was a momma and a bare footed 3 month old baby in a car seat settled on the floor next her momma..... Three months is the age where babies are discovering their hands. The unrestricted JOY and wonderment of this new discovery showed on this baby's face. Each uncoordinated movement cause an avalanche of other jittery joyful movements. While this little sweet thing stared, watched, moved and sucked her hands, her tiny little toes were clenching and kicking. Her hugh eyes would move from furloughed brow to bright smiley joy. I stared in facsination taking in all that I saw. ME, as a total stranger, was in awe of each and every movement this unknown baby was doing. Tiny pink toes and dimpled fingers. Normally I would have gone along with my business, not giving this baby a second thought. This time however, I started thinking of Tate. Was there anyone who was so lovingly admiring in facsination her discoveries of hand and feet? Did someone kissing and playing with those toes? Tate, momma has a lot of catching up to do with you when you are finally in my arms. There will be admiration, astonishment, and joy in your every movement no matter how old you will be when you are finally with me. This I will promise.... to admire and accept the perfectness of who you are.

13 comments:

Connie said...

What a beautiful post....so well said!

Colleen said...

Tears............

Great post, and you are going to be such a fantastic Mom!!

Dawn and Dale said...

Oh my!! That post was just perfect!

Lee-Anne said...

Sweet. I'll second that! (to Bella, of course!!!)

tracy said...

very sweet post that speaks to the heart of every mommy.

Jenn said...

Beautifully written post! I couldn't help thinking...the fingers and toes are great but wait till she sees those little buns!!!!

Mommy-To-Channing said...

Very sweet!!! Thank you for posting that....TEARS!!! And I love the picture!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Lisa. I am having lots of baby envy and have such a long way to go. I appreciate you mentioning the things I should be focusing on.

Leanne

PromiseKeepersDaughter said...

Funny how those moments freeze us in time even if for a nano second we cherish the little things.
Sweet!
*HUGABUGS*

Catherine said...

This beautiful post brought tears to my eyes and made my heart beat faster.

Can't wait for the day when we're kissing those baby hands and toes!

Thank you for sharing this!

Kelli said...

Such good words Lisa! it brought tears to my eyes!

Elise said...

Love that post too, those little toes and hands can be something and Tate's will be just as mesmorizing!

rubyiscoming said...

Grin! I have had the SAME reaction to baby toes and baby lips lately - great post!