9/20/10

Take BLISS when it comes...the rest can wait

Baby and Mom painting 16x20
We only have now,
This minute.
I look into your eyes,
Smell your breath as you come in for one of your ever-so-soft princess kisses.
I drift off thinking about the woman you will be one day,
strong,
determined,
outspoken.
I know there is so much more to you than your 27 pounds
attempting to taking it all in
now
Not drifting to the past or the future
feel a tinge of anxiousness
struggling to focus you while also trying to secure the future
and bring back the past
On the picture on the wall I see you smiling back at me
only a few months old,
and wonder,
how did we get HERE so fast?
I fear I may blink again and you will be graduating
or moving out
or getting married
I take in a deep breath and again focus on your perfect tiny face
smiling
Ironically I missed half of what you said while worrying about missing 'this'
Ultimately, all we DO have is now
this minute
this cuddle
I take another breath and this time I am here
with you my most precious gift
no one else exist but us two
I'm listening to your humorous voice, taking in your smile and breathing in your soft hair.
Bliss.

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