Monday, March 12, 2007

little feet


My whole life has been made up of thoughts and feelings that are much too big for words.
Sights and sounds, the scent of the old cottonwoods along the river bank, the twittering of meadowlarks on an early spring morning, the pale pink of winter sunrise, our farm dressed in her best soft green gown of spring....feelings so immense that they fill my heart so full that I think that I cannot bear another one to be added...mine has been watching my grandchildren grow...
Going for a walk through the fields with my grandchildren is something that we do every visit. I see them walk hand in hand in front of me, they're chattering away between the 2 of them, Emma has her own language which we have decided is surely French & Ethan understands every word. They walk & talk together, he helps steady her if she has trouble navigating rocks and holes, understanding each other perfectly, exclaiming over & examining every rock, every bug, everything that catches their eye...and I see my sister and I at 2 and at 3 ...and my daughter and my son when they were but 2 & 4...and I am filled with this immense feeling that if I never accomplish anything else in this life, this is all that I need to know. I know that I am in them and they are in me...they'll grow up and teach their children the same wonderment and awe of this beautiful world that God has made.

16 comments:

Katie said...

Oh mom. That made me cry. I see your words so perfectly - Yes, and why does our Emma sound so French in her baby language? Isn't that funny? This is a wonderful post mom & straight from your heart. love you.

Cathy Louise said...

I am so grateful to hear about your life with your family and your beautiful descriptive writing makes me feel like I am there with you instead of on the other side of the world. I am so very lucky to have you as a friend and one day I hope I can walk with you all down that same path.

Jen O'Connor said...

Ahhh Christe' so glad you are in blogland. Just added you as a link - you Earth Angel you! You write of heaven on earth and the simple joys. Thanks to you !
xxoo Jen

Gypsy Purple said...

Oh what a great post!!!
I am so glad I came to visit today...arn`t we blessed??

LisaOceandreamer said...

This post gave me a lump in my throat - it's so pure and so heartfelt and filled with such love. You have certainly been blessed and they with you.

Michelle said...

Christe,
What a beautiful Post! My heart is touched and the tears are rolling down my cheeks.

It stops and makes me remember to smell the roses and to cherish each and every moment of mine and my childrens lives together.

Thank you!
Michelle

Ulla said...

Your blog is beautiful and full of heart! I am so happy you made a comment on mine today, so I could discover yours... I have loved your dolls for years, so this is a wonderful extension and new way to get to know you better!

Kingfisher Farm said...

Christe' that picture is so adorable, and your words so wonderful, I think you could write a book of devotionals! I have long admired your writing skills as well as your dolls! Warmly, Pam

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dolls in sushi said...

I just came across your blog. Wonderful post.
Your dolls look fabulous. Can we see more of them?

tongue in cheek said...

True dolls.
True life.
Perfect love.

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

That is the sweetest photo! And the words that accompany it brought tears to my eyes. It reminded me to be grateful for every tiny thing in life! Thank you so much for visiting my blog today! =)

Dixie Redmond said...

Christe' - how beautiful. These are the things to treasure and share. It's the essence of every loving relationship and every mentoring relationship. :-)

Dixie

Dixie Redmond said...

Christe' - how beautiful. These are the things to treasure and share. It's the essence of every loving relationship and every mentoring relationship. :-)

Dixie

Betzie said...

I loved reading this...so very true. My grandparent's live on in me and in my children, although they never knew them...their love is forever. So sweet you can watch your grandchildren grow.
Love your dolls...I'm a doll and teddy person too. :)

steph said...

Wow, you so eloquently wrote exactly how I feel watching my wee one's grow. As I get caught up in the mundane, I see a smile, hear a laugh, or come upon some secret letter or picture from one of my children. They are blessings that know no bounds. Thank you for sharing your heart.