Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Dear Sprout,


April 28th, 2016


Dear Avalon,


What is it about dust that interests you so? That it can fly? That it’s soft? That no one really knows exactly what it is (definitely some hair, though)?

I want to be the kind of mother who is always present. Sometimes I feel I have trouble focusing on what’s in front of me. I think: how awesome that we’re outside and it’s so nice and you’re trying to practice walking, but this moment would be even more awesome if we were also listening to the new Sam Beam album or if I was eating almonds and sipping white wine mixed with limenade a two ice cubes. 

But here you are in front of me: with tiny ribs only as big as my pointer finger. Here you are so fascinated by the heater grate and dry leaves and the imperfections in the floor boards and dust. Here you are so immersed with what's in front of you. I want to remember that. I want to remember you always. I want to know you better than I know me.

Love, 
Momma

10 comments:

  1. white wine and limeade... and two ice cubes... you had me! that sounds awesome. and she's so beautiful!

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    1. I'd love to cheers you with one ;)! Thanks Kelly!

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  2. Beautifully written Devon. I love that stage when tiny details are so endlessly fascinating to little people. Carpet! A box! Dust! No wonder they need a nap to recover from all the excitement. CJ xx

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    1. haha, so ture! Good point! No wonder! <3

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  3. I love this! I'm the same way, always there, but often thinking about what could make the moment just a little better. If only I had this or that, then it'd be perfect. Your words are always so beautiful and Avalon is getting so big! She's adorable.

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    1. I'm at least glad I'm not alone in those feelings. Thank you Allison!

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  4. During dinner, my daughter hears a dog barking and stops everything to listen. She is lost in the moment of focus and wanting. It is hard to imagine myself ever wanting something so simple so badly and finding complete joy from it. But she sits and waits and listens. And we sit and wait and listen, too, begging for the dog to bark again. Joy and simplicity are contagious, I am learning. Babies rock.

    Love your blog. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. This is so beautiful Danielle! It reminded me of a poem. Thank you for sharing!

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  5. Aww those tiny little details that they get enraptured by. I love it. Also, she is super adorable. Those pigtails are ridiculously cute!

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