August 13, 2008

Breathe, just breathe~

Journal for Bella's Book~

Some times I look at you and I have to catch my breath...


...and-my-mind-reels-at-how-quickly-you-are-growing-and-how-every-day-you-depend-on-Daddy-and-me-less-and-less-until-eventually-you're-ready-to-leave-our- home-and-make-a-name-for-yourself-and-my-heart-races-for-a-moment-at-the-mere-thought-of-this-until-I-realize-you-are...

only...

four...

...and for a while longer, you will still be my little girl.

And then I can breathe again.

28 comments:

Debbie August 13, 2008 at 7:22 AM  

This is so true. With each breath and with each blink they grow so fast. My only child is now 27 with a 7 and a 2 year old-enjoy each second for they do count.

Shelly and Family August 13, 2008 at 7:49 AM  

What a beautiful post and oh how true it is....

A Beautiful Mess August 13, 2008 at 8:33 AM  

*sigh* It goes so quick....

Ben and I were looking at his kindergarten picture and thinking that he hadn't really changed that much....now that he is going in to 8th grade.

*sigh*

stop by I am giving away some fun gifts!

Marla August 13, 2008 at 9:13 AM  

Oh be still my heart. Have you ever thought about Hallmark? What a awesome post and oh so true.

Wendy August 13, 2008 at 10:31 AM  

It brought tears to my eyes to read this. It is so true. They grow so fast...we need to treasure the moments. And. slow. down.

Jewels of My Heart August 13, 2008 at 10:42 AM  

What beautiful words of truth.... we must cherish each moment.

Leslie August 13, 2008 at 11:17 AM  

AWWWWW how beautiful!

mommy2gabby August 13, 2008 at 11:30 AM  

She is simple beautiful! Love the name.

I love the post about the relaxing spot. That 's about what happens around here too. I made the spot in the living room. No ugly work out stuff in there!

Thanks for visiting my blog!
Jody

Waiting for Mia Hope! August 13, 2008 at 11:57 AM  

Wow...what a moving post! Our babies do grow quickly...sad and exciting all at the same time. Bella is blessed to be so loved. Beautiful blog...gorgeous header!

Michelle August 13, 2008 at 12:09 PM  

Oh, Krista. You have such a way with words. My heart was racing right there with you as I reading that. Time goes by much too quickly. It seems like only yesterday we were in Russia and next week Leila goes to school full time. I have been having a hard time with that. Fortunately, she still likes to hold hands and be held and snuggle, so I'm savoring those moments with both of my girls.

mah-meeee August 13, 2008 at 2:01 PM  

we must enjoy every moment.... so true.

she looks so lovely in that picture. such a darling!

The Byrd Family August 13, 2008 at 5:01 PM  

So so true and Marla is right...have you EVER Thought about writing for Hallmark!

Daniella August 13, 2008 at 6:00 PM  

What a beautiful entry to Bella's journal. I have been struggling this week with how fast my son is growing. I know it's all good and I'm so happy he can go off to sea school by himself with his "stuff" and as I'm explaining every little thing in his backpack he looks at me and says "I know mom" . I am happy but sad at the same time - you know what I mean.

Genny August 13, 2008 at 6:07 PM  

What a beautiful post! Thanks for stopping by!

Paula August 13, 2008 at 8:23 PM  

Its good that you realize this and DO appreciate every day. With my older daughter I was SOOOO busy working full time and such it just passed by in the blink of an eye. Now, the second time around I am much more appreciative of EVERY moment.

Amy August 13, 2008 at 9:14 PM  

Hang on tight! What a precious entry!

Anna Grace`s Jie Jie August 13, 2008 at 9:20 PM  

So true! This is a beautiful post....

Terri August 13, 2008 at 9:57 PM  

Oh how sweet! You write so beautiful!!!

a Tonggu Momma August 13, 2008 at 10:01 PM  

Krista - You could publish poetry. Or inspirational devotions. Or Hallmark cards. Or Fortune Cookie fortunes. Or graffiti on the bathroom wall.

Seriously though -- that post touched my heart.

Finding Normal August 13, 2008 at 10:22 PM  

I do that all the time with Noah. And I cry when I think of him going to college. I told him the other day that I'll live in his dorm room with him and do his laundry. My husband looked at me like I'm crazy, but I'm totally serious. I don't think I'll be able to handle him ever leaving me. And yet my biggest dream for my special needs girl is that she eventually won't need me in the ways I anticipate she'll need me. How bizarre.

Rebecca August 14, 2008 at 8:56 AM  

Gorgeous! Bella will cherish this journal from Mommy. What a beautiful glimpse into a mother's heart, and the feelings we can't put words to sometimes.

Love!
Rebecca

Stacey and Dewey August 14, 2008 at 9:56 AM  

Beautifully written!!!
If I stop and think about how fast time goes, I send myself into a panic attack. So for me its a constant "breathe, just breathe" and savor every moment.
Best wishes
Stacey

Colleen August 14, 2008 at 1:57 PM  

Ohhhhhh so what I am feeling right now!!!! Thanks for sharing your lovely words to your daughter!

Jodee Leader August 14, 2008 at 5:25 PM  

They do grow up soooo fast, don't they?! I get anxious just thinking about it!

I love this picture!

Oatsvall Team August 14, 2008 at 10:20 PM  

it is amazing how fast they grow ... i just feel like i was carrying Jeremiah and now he is almost as tall as me ... and i feel as if Maggie has been here forever ... Thank you Lord for family !!!

A Mom- In-W8ing August 14, 2008 at 10:26 PM  

Beautiful words, for a beautiful girl! Bella is a little cutie!

Thanks for visiting my blog!!

Smiles! :o)
Nikki

HeathahLee August 15, 2008 at 9:54 AM  

So beautiful it left tears in my eyes! It's so true...my eight year old son was just two yesterday it seems!

Mom To Six August 17, 2008 at 11:17 PM  

That post was priceless!!!!!

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