Small #fiveminutefriday

He comes up past my knees now, but I remember when he was small. Those were the days when I was bleary eyed, afraid to sleep and miss a coo or a half yawn from the little life that once grew inside me and now grows out. So much has changed- the color of his eyes and the shape of his knees, the curl of his cry and the size of his fingernails. I'm not sure how to measure the time since he came into the world, if seconds are enough. 

They don't tell you when you walk into the hosptial, bulging and begging to burst forth life. They don't tell you at that first ultrasound when promises are photographed in black and white. They don't tell you even when he's sleeping in your arms for the first time and already you're forgetting the ways it hurt. 

This is love. This is real love. When God said we were His children, this was just a shadow of what He meant. This love. 

9 comments:

  1. Yes. Other than the love God has for us, I truly believe the most true and fierce love is between mother and child. Your words are beautiful on this Friday, Friend! Glad to be your neighbor at FMF.

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  2. beautifully written. we are some seriously blessed mamas great fmf post

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  3. I love these words dear friend... This line ---> When God said we were His children, this was just a shadow of what He meant. ---> Yes this is how I need to believe He loves me.

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  4. awwww all these stories about their kids being little and small ... I miss my boys small .. thank you for sharing .. LOVE your profile photo for you blog.. hehe nice to meet you and see you on FMF

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  5. tears. just had my third. It grows and grows this love.

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  6. simply beautiful... and gorgeous photo!

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  7. I love this. The idea that seconds are not even enough to measure. I miss mine being little but I am also loving watching their eye still light up as they learn new things even in their 20's

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  8. Beautiful post! he is so precious!

    Jessica

    http://mybeautifulli.blogspot.com/

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  9. Holy crap, that's a cute picture!! I didn't realize how fast time flies with the kids-not until the babe joined us. Seconds are not enough. Not by a landslide.

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