Thursday, May 10, 2007

treasure in the every day



I have been stopping to notice how much I love the beauty in the every day, even more than usual these days. I love "life", the little real life moments that make each day precious , that make this life mine, and make it so beautiful.


Like this moment from the other night. My sweet girl sitting on the steps, she is so into a good book that she couldn't keep walking up to her room where she had been headed, so she sat down right there on the steps in the light of the setting sun, beside the pink fluffy slippers. So absorbed in her story that she didn't even see me there smiling at this. This is one of the things about her that I love to watch unfolding; her love of books. I have always thoroughly enjoyed reading. I would walk through the house with my face in a book, or stay up reading way past bedtime with a flashlight under the covers. A good book rich with imagination, can transport you anywhere. And Emilea has been this way too since she was so little, we would find her in a mound of books, in her toddler bed, flipping through and making up little 2 year old stories from the pictures. When we walked by later she would have fallen asleep with a book on her face. Now that she can read the words her love for them only grows. Delightful!!!


take a look around your day, then slow down and look a little bit harder for the small moments that are pure treasures. This view truly is a gift :)

10 comments:

amy said...

so great you got that shot of her reading.... missing you.

Pam said...

I am usually a lurker but I had to say...WOW! That is a terrific shot! And would you look at that hair! Beautiful!

Amanda Dykan said...

Thanks for the reminder, CD. We all need that sometimes.

Hugs,
Amanda

sylvie said...

Beautiful picture and a nice moment in time to catch. Thanks for the thought of the day.

Michelle said...

You have such a beautiful outlook on life...I love it!

rosyscrap said...

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Scrapthatpaper said...

I LOVE pictures like this! They are so natural and homey! they are a TRUE meaning to your every day life!!! Im so glad to hear she loves to read!! Every child should get into a good booK!

RitaS said...

Hi CD - think I have only popped in here a few times before. Love that photo - and your daughter's hair looks amazingly beautiful! I used to have my nose in books all the time as a kid - so I can relate! My son, not so much - but our little girl prefers to take a book to bed every night vs. a stuffed animal. She "read" books to us at age 2, and is actually doing pretty well reading books to us now at age 4. I hope her love of books is rooted for a life time!

susan opel said...

GORGEOUS picture! So cool!

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