Sunday, June 5, 2011

A Common Lament


How did this happen? How did my baby grow out of being a baby? In this photo she looks so grown-up. In a blink of an eye she is not even going to be a toddler anymore. I can see glimpses of the woman she is going to grow up to be. This makes me infinitely sad, yet utterly blessed. Lucy is my greatest joy. I still think that, even though Lucy cried screamed during every car ride today. I feel incredibly lucky to have such a beautiful, precocious, loving, happy, stubborn, independent, fashion loving little girl.

But oh, sometimes I miss her as a baby. Is there a way I can enjoy all the loveliness of today AND yesterday, whenever I want? Walk down the block, skipping with her, and hold her sweet little newborn body against mine when we fall asleep? And I guess that is one very good reason on why we have more babies. So we can have the best of both worlds.

I would like the best of both worlds, please.

5 comments:

kimsueellen said...

My prayers are for you. For your heart, and for more yesterdays. Love you.

BreeAnn said...

she looks like a total McDermott to me! so cute!

Anonymous said...

That's my baby girl!!!! --Scott

Anonymous said...

I was thinking she had alot of Stewart in her. That picture is a real keeper.--Mom

Taryn said...

mcdermott or stewart we sure love her to bits! I hate that we don't get to see her more often. Praying for you everyday that whatever happens will happen smoothly. Love you!!!