Wednesday, April 21, 2010

::toddler tales

One of the greatest joys of my life is my niece, Emma, who is 20 months old.
I spend four days a week caring for her.

I once saw Johnny Depp interviewed about the birth of his first child, and how he was often asked "How did it change your life?"
And he said that was the wrong question, explaining, "The birth of my daughter gave me life."

The more time I spend with Emma, the more I empathize with those sentiments.

She gently reminds me of countless simple majesties I had long forgotten; the contour of an acorn, the texture of a pine cone, the treasure of a dog's allegiance, the luscious sweetness of a ripe strawberry, the sheer delight of a guttural giggle.

Every moment spent with her is one that I cherish; and the world, when viewed through her young, fresh lens, is a bold, pulsing adventure.


Valerie said...

Hi Stacey,

So glad to read your post. My daughter, Violet, is also 20 months old, and I share your sentiments. In the early days of her being a newborn, I was not one of those mothers that felt the bliss of new motherhood, and questioned all the time if being a mother was right for me. But, as time has passed (rather quickly I might add) and I have seen Violet transform into a beautiful, inquisitive, and caring individual, I am thankful that I get to be in her presence every day. As adults we forget how to slow down and enjoy, explore, and appreciate for just simply what is. I'm glad that Violet has brought that to my life. I'm glad Emma has brought that to yours. I look forward to reading more of your posts.

mediamogul said...

Hi Stacey

You, my friend, should write more. Your writing is beautiful and makes me smile.



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