Friday, July 9, 2010


In my minds eye my children will always be babies. I think it's that way for lots of mothers. I can remember getting frustrated with my mom for treating me like a baby. I can remember thinking what is wrong with her can't she see how grown I am? Then I had my first born son and I can remember my mom saying that it was weird to see her baby with a baby and I thought, oh come on! This is getting ridiculous, I'm grown now, sheesh! Just today it hit me when I was waking J up. He looked all sleepy and peaceful and in my minds eye I was gazing at a baby J. I realized with a start how giant he is as I looked down at his feet and thought they looked about as big as he was when he was an infant. How grown he has become, while I've been keeping him tucked away in my mind as that chubby little cubby with the curl on the top of his head. Then I wandered out into the kitchen and gazed out the window at my boys and tears came to my eyes as it hit me. They will always be my babies. That's just how it is. It's hard to even imagine but some day my girl might call me and tell me she's having a baby...and I know at that moment I will think "That's not possible because you're still a baby".

~I'll love you forever
I'll like you for always
as long as I'm living
my baby you'll be. ~
Robert Munsch


Brittany said...

:)) I feel the same with Aidyn.. I say it so often that now he says "I'll always be your baby, wont I mom!?"


We read that book ALLL the time! Aidyn loves it!

A Musing Mother said...

I'm feeling a bit melancholy myself. My daughter is suffering from her first broken heart. They do grow up. It's weird.

Riahli said...

Oh a broken hurts so bad that first sad.

Lisa said...

*sniff sniff* !! Just last night, Little Man and I were doing one of his favorite things, looking at photos in his first photo album...I had a hard time holding back tears! I was just about to do a post similar to this one!!