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For me because of you

One of my favorite things in the world is when I pull my daughter from her crib, nuzzle my nose into her cheek, smell her baby breath and just squeeze her. The novelty of it never wears thin. Each morning is new, each movement the same. Pick up, snuggle, squeeze & kiss.

Her wild curls untamed, her big eyes staring, whispering underneath her pacifier. I want to freeze this moment in my mind. The way the light cracks through the blinds, the piles of board books, the countless stuffed animals, the mess of it all. Maybe, just maybe, one day I will be able to get through I'll Love You Forever without tearing up.

"Mama" she says while pointing at me. She touches my face staring at me as if I am new, but once the familiarity hits her she nuzzles me right back. Head on shoulder, body curled into mine. She pats her hand on my back, as she leans in closer. A behavior no doubt learned from our own hugs to her. A reassuring "I love you" rhythm over and over.

While Mother's Day is for me, it's because of you.

Thank you for making me your mama.

pps I love you












10 comments

  1. Well now I'm a puddle! Such beautiful words Laura!

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  2. ugh, love this. just like kenley. just like her. her thing now is "cuddle me" and makes me get in bed and cuddle up and pulls my arm over her. I never say no, I know it'll all end before I want it to...

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  3. This was so beautiful, Laura! :) XO

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  4. This. Love love love. This is our mornings exactly.

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  5. I love your writing, such a sweet post. I hope you had a wonderful Mothers Day! Also, my parents always read that book to us. Then did again when we were older and they STILL can't read it without crying over 30 years later, so I'm not sure you'll ever make it through :)

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  6. Love this :) So so sweet!

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  7. SO beautiful and so true! Happy Mother's Day!

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  8. Absolutely beautiful. You will love this post forever and ever.

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  9. Oh so sweet!! I hope you had the best Mother's Day!!

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