Sunday, January 20, 2008

I Can See Her

I will never tire of this face. I will never loose the feeling of awe that flows through my body and creeps deeply into my soul, as I look at this miracle of a human being. I can see her as an image on the black and white screen of an ultrasound machine. A peek into the future filled with questions and great hopes. I can see her as she takes her first breath, waiting for the wail to come, that will forever change my world. I can see her toddling forward into life with confidence and a question in her eyes. I can see her as she embraces the arrival of each one of her sisters. Gentle, kind and protective. I can see her as she stands front and center on a stage, knowing. Knowing that she was born to be an instrument. Knowing that she would use her angelic voice, her nimble body, and her creative mind as an instrument with which to affect others. I can see her as she stands proudly wearing her white graduation gown flanked by a bright purple lei, accomplishing what she came here to do. I can see her as she visits home from college, staying close, yet moving, slowly, slowly away.

And I can see her, moving gracefully throughout all of the different stages of her life, bringing her to this exact moment. Today. Her today, my today, our today.

Gratefully, I turn my eyes toward God, because in her eyes, I can see Him.

May you notice the presence of something or someone Greater in the eyes of your greatest gifts.


KellyJean said...


That is one of the most beautiful things I have ever read. Honestly.

That should be framed and put on the wall. What a wonderful gift those words must be to receive from a mother.


Alison said...

Oh did it again...tears are flowing. This has got to be the most beautiful thing I have ever read!! I feel the same way about my little girl!! You are a beautiful writer!

I have a little something on my site for you!!

melissa @ the inspired room said...

So touching! Aren't our children just precious?! (When we slow down enough to ponder the miracle of their very life?) What a great honor and privilege it is for us to watch them grow, from that ultrasound to their graduations ... and beyond. They are treasures and gifts from God.

Beautiful words. Definitely those need to be framed and presented to her! Such a gift! Thanks for the inspiring words and glimpse in to every mother's heart!


Wonderful World of Weiners said...

You have such a way with words....

Thanks for saying everything I feel about my 2 guys!


Irene Latham said...

Debbie, Angel Daughter #1 is beautiful. And if she takes after her mom, not just on the outside! What a gift it is to be loved like this. Imagine what she will do with her life with that kind of love as the back-beat?? I look forward to hearing.

Humble Origins said...

...Wow! Just, "wow!"...Debra that was one of the most beautiful things I have read in some time...You my girl, have a gift of writing - you should really consider writing a book.

...How lucky your family is to have you and how lucky I am to have met you! God bless!

Debra w said...

KellyJean, Alison, Melissa, Hallie, Irene, and TJ,

You are all so good for my soul. Each one of you has touched my life in so many ways. Even though we have never met, I consider each one of you my friend.

Thank you for all of your kind comments. I think that I will take your advice, and frame this for her. Such a wonderful idea.

Hugs, and love,

Peggy Payne said...

Lovely, Debbie.

Scarlett Wanna Be said...

I have to share with you that despite the fact Big Daddy and I have been gifted when it comes to working with kids, I am still TERRIFIED to have children of my own, BUT when I read your blog, my fears subside and it seems like it would be worth all the sacrifices.

Ness said...

Debbie, as always, this blog entry so touched my heart.

I agree that it should be printed, framed and given to your beautiful angel daughter #1.

Would that all parents take the time to count their blessings in the form of their children.

I'm so glad I came across your blog.

Bless you and hope you're having a good health day.

Anonymous said...

This made me have great joy and deep ache at the same time thinking about my little girl...thanks so much for your beautiful words.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your kind words about Smudge, Debbie. I'm going to go find your post about the kittens.

Alison said...

Deb..I love your new header!!

Scarlett Wanna Be said...

If you come by my blog today, I have something for you!

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Your comment from yesterday was so nice... thank you - it made me smile...

still need vid instructions? I can explain it to you pretty easily (now that I totally understand it myself!)

Let me know!

Humble Origins said...

...Wow! I love the new look! Where ever did you get that header? To die for! ;o)

...It's just a matter of time and I'll be lost in a sea of 200 comments and we'll be talking book deals and YOU will be on CNN, etc., etc., etc... lol ;o)

...You go girl! Blessings... ;o)

KellyJean said...

Hey Debbie,

Just checking on you! Missing you posting!

God Bless, Kelly

Debra w said...

I so appreciate everyone's kind words! You don't have any idea how much it really means to me!

TJ, I promise that if I ever write a book, you will be one of the first people to get a copy of it. You are so supportive and caring. I miss your blog, so I hope that you are doing well!

Kelly Jean, Thanks for checking in on me! I promise a new post in the next couple of days. You are so sweet to stop by!

You all add so much sunshine to my days!


Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Would you please blog? I need a Deb hit!

Please? :)


Irene Latham said...

Debbie, just sitting here missing your beautiful words. Hope everyone is feeling better at your house! xxoo

Catherine Holman said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and for the sweet comment. What a blessing you have! This beautiful post was a great message to start the day with!

Flea said...

She's beautiful. :) And so are your words concerning her.

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