Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Me and My G


i musn't forget:

::the imprint of an ear on my forearm after a nursing...

::the tiny jammies that still smell good, even when they're dirty...

::his shyness... smile, duck head, turn away, still smiling...

::the patch of red hair at the nape of his neck...

::the clicking and smacking of his lips and tongue as he prepares to nurse...

::sleeping with my boy nestled in my arms every night, though I ache all over...

::the giggles as I pull his ticklish arms through sleeves...

::Eliana calling, "We comin', Bubby!" as she races down the hall ahead of me...

::how he turns himself inside out trying to talk to Daddy...

it is flying by, this time with my G (mama's tender nickname for her Gideon)... I am fingering the days, turning them over in my hands,

examining,

memorizing...

yet so full of joy at the gift of this time, however fleeting it may be.

this is love.

18 fellow travelers shared:

Mrs Wibbs said...

This IS love ...and it's so beautiful...!!
these are indeed moments to be treasured. glad you are enjoying him :)
hugs - & a happy new year!
xx

Mrs. "M" said...

Elise,

I'm with you. My little guys ear is always folded over after nursing. I was savoring him this morning wondering where the time went. Such big cheeks and broad smiles and loud giggles as well as a full nights sleep for us both. I miss that middle of the night time together. Those moments when he stares me down with his baby blues and then cracks a huge smile...tell'in this mama how much he loves me.
They are little far too briefly!

Mrs. Rabe said...

So beautiful! I miss that as my youngest is now a "big boy" of three!

Enjoy!

Christine said...

I am SO living through your words. My heart aches for that time back...but I am enjoying the stages we are traveling through as well! Love to you and your G (and your C, M and E too)!

Shelley said...

You are so wise to write all this down....wish I had.

Katie Eagy said...

So sweet! Makes me excited for my new squeaking bundle to arrive - 3 more weeks! This is so precious, thank you for the reminder to cherish these moments. They'll pass by too quickly!

jenny said...

Please write a book!

pretty please...

Cathy said...

Elise--this is beautiful. I agree with Jenny on the book idea :) There are a lot of good writers out there, but the beauty in your writing (for me) is the joy and hope that sprouts through each little word...even when you're writing about tough things. And best of all, you always manage to point my heart to Jesus!

Beka said...

Precious.
Kiss those soft cheeks for me, will you?

Lots of love...

Quinne said...

Hi Elise :) It IS flying! And oh such love and delight and joy. Our Little Miss is six months old... Thanks for the reminders. Love you, Q

Audrey said...

He is so handsome! I know your words too well, those days I cant remember with my oldests...time fades my memories.

Beverly said...

Enjoy your G. I so understand what you're saying ... trying to memorize every precious thing here too!!

Holly said...

Awww-I got teary-eyed reading this beautiful post! My youngest is 7 months and I often think, "if I could only freeze-frame this moment..."
Holly

Bekki said...

I love this picture and I love G. Miss y'all sooo much!
(You are beautiful)

Michelle said...

I love reading your blog Elise! I so treasure my special time with Alyssa while she nurses. I don't ever want to give it up!

Rebekah said...

Very sweet picture! I cherish my memories of the sweet things you've described here. I miss it!

Katrina said...

Beautiful... brought back so many aching memories of those first months of babyhood... so glad your enjoying him like this... it just goes by so fast.

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

You know what, my baby is 21 months old and about two months ago, I sniffed his head and realized, he doesn't smell like a baby anymore. And it broke my heart.

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