06 Oct 2011

What it looks like to unwrap life

I’ve known you for six months now, but feel like I’ve been your friend forever. That’s one of the things that’s surprised me – how much I just flat out enjoy your company.

How you laugh at everything and nothing.

That little sigh you give when the gurgles die down. The eyes that watch me hungry for more affection.

It’s like you metabolize love.

You grab both my cheeks in your eager hands and pull me into your kisses.

You have taught me how to bottle joy. It bubbles out of your eyes. It streams from you. Rich, sweet, irresistible.  I would write you a love song if I knew how. Instead, I wake up with you in the wee hours and feed the life that grows in you.

My Zoe. Life is your name. And oh how you live up to it.

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  1. 1
    Sarah-Anne K. says:

    Oh Lisa-Jo, this is scrumptiously beautiful! What a deliciously delightful little girl you have, and YAY for the glorious ways she is stretching and growing you. Thanks for putting into words what it’s like to be her mama.

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    I have a two year old and echo your sentiments … I wish I could bottle up this age

  3. 3

    motherhood is such a gift. thank you once again for reminding me to bottle it all up…moment by moment:)

  4. 4

    I totally get this…my 3 yo is the same for me…I lost one baby between my 3 older ones and her, then we lost her twin during pregnancy and then lost another baby in second trimester after her…she lives life to the fullest each day! She has been so healing for me.

    Jen

  5. 5

    She is scrumptious :) Look at you go with that camera girl! You are a natural :)

  6. 6

    Oh my goodness I love this so much. I was thinking this last night how absolutely precious and dear my children are to my heart! Love this post. Your baby is beautiful!

  7. 7

    I can’t decide what is more beautiful; the pictures or your gifted words. I wanted to find out more about you; found a post on 9/14/11 which soothed my aching heart in the love I have for my 38 yr. special needs son who God has blessed me with the graceto care for as a single parent. Those feelings you describe so beautifully only grow deeper as the years go by, no matter how difficult the task may be. I have resolved, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!”

  8. 8

    What a beautiful post for a simple gorgeous precious one!

  9. 9

    Lisa-Jo, I love the way you wear motherhood like a royal cape. I love that you wrap yourself so beautifully in it and show the rest os us how to do it with grace and such joy. You are a beautiful Mamma, with beautifully blessed children. ;)

  10. 10

    Such a wonderful post with wonderful words for wonderful baby by wonderful mother. I’m still single but I can see how you are enjoying your motherhood.

    Really loved your post and your baby is so beautiful

  11. 11

    That was a lovely priceless post. What a sweet baby; and I know you are enjoying the moments with her.
    Blessings to you!

  12. 12

    They metabolize love…that’s it. As usual, you tell the music inside a mama’s heart best of all!

  13. 13

    Oh my! Adorable!!! The sound of a baby laughing – it is my most favorite thing ever!

  14. 14

    Oh, what a phrase:
    “you metabolize love…”

    And then, we in turn get to…eating up their smiles and pudgy cheeks and toddling steps! What a gift!

    Thanks for the beautiful words, Lisa-Jo!

  15. 16

    Girls change everything! Even tiny they speak a language of the heart that we understand. Boys are being raised into men, girls into our sisters. She’s delightful!

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