Friday, June 05, 2009

Tonight

...my kitchen looked like this.


And while pots bubbled on the stove, and vegetables rinsed in the sink, and the table was set with forks and spoons that had previously been ordered neatly on the floor, I slowed down.

I had to. Often, I move so quickly that food is dropped and little toes are squished and plates clank loudly. But not tonight.

I love that she does that. Makes me slow down.

It reminds me of another evening, not too long ago, when a little girl with golden wisps and dimpled arms stayed in my path while I prepared dinner.

Where did she go?

She's here. Only now, her legs are long, the dimples are nearly gone, and the wispy gold has grown into a ponytail to rival mine.

But she still teaches me to slow. And I'm so thankful.


I especially love that once she finished with her masterpiece, she brought her hamper from the bedroom and set it by the back door so she could watch the brothers play outside. Meanwhile, I hopped and tripped around the kitchen finishing supper with smiles and laughter...

...and then I joined her.

Oh, yes. I'm still learning.

7 fellow travelers shared:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Mama, Beautiful Daughter!

Love you! ~ Nana

Bekki said...

She has seriously grown sooo much over the past month. And she is talking a ton - love her!
(looking a little OCD with the spoons lined up perfectly - lol) ;o)

Bekki said...

One more thing...does she do this before WE come over for dinner with our dishes/silverware??? jk xoxo

Carrie at dumptrucksandteacups said...

we are still learning together...

Beverly said...

What a sweet, growing, girl who is full of lessons for all of us! Loved this post - I've been having to slow quite a lot lately, and it has been absolutely wonderful!

Holly said...

She is getting so big, Elise! What a honey!

Suzanne said...

What a sweet post and wonderful reminder for us all to truely savor our little ones. I'm glad I stumbled over.

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