Monday, June 8, 2009


How I love you baby girl.

I love ....

how you wake up smiling & say
when you come running for a hug.
how excited you are to sit down & color pictures with me.
to hear you say to daddy - while hugging me"that's my mommy!"

to watch you eat & listen to you hum when something tastes soooo good.
to listen to you try to pray over your food.
seeing your eyes light up & watch you go running to the door when you hear daddy is coming .
listening to you sing along with Mary Mary in the car.

watching you spin & twirl in a new frilly dress.
having you climb on my lap to sit with me and watch Cinderella, for the 100th time that day.
to see you sing worship songs - loud - at church.
when you come running to me to kiss a boo boo & wipe your face

hearing you call for me " Come mommy, Let's go!"
watching you snatch cookies & cereal - when you think I'm not watching, waiting or looking.
how hard you try to explain something to me in your gibberish.
the sound of your laugh while we're playing.

when you type while I'm trying to blog. LOL
to see you dance when Sesame Street comes on.
watching you do the "pee pee in the potty" dance.
to see you pretend to read my books.
when you want to help me cook or bake.

to watch your lips curl when you smile wide.
the shape of your face.
the curl in your beautiful hair.
the flecks of gold & amber in your eyes.
the dimple in your right cheek.

the feel of your hands touching my face.
the feeling that overcomes me when you squeeze me tightly around my neck.
feeling my heart melt when you kiss me.
watching you grow & learn - even though my heart aches to see my baby isn't a baby anymore.

Oh.... how I love all of you... and I hope you love me too.


Iva said...

(wiping away my tears)

this was so sweet! Children are so amazing! I agree, watching them grow is an amazing feeling, everyday its something new and they also amazing me with how quickly they learn.

(on a side note- thank you SO MUCH for your comment and support! I really appreciate it! It truly means a lot)

Candace Sheppard said...

Ohh... thank you!!! I was inspired to write it after my first post because I missed her terribly while I worked last weekend. They really are little blessings.

You are certainly welcome and i'm here if you need anything!

Melinda said...

Hi Candace,
Those days are the best! My daughter is now 12 and I wish I would have cherished those days more. I kind of thought they would last longer and then it seemed like one day she loved princesses and Polly Pocket and the next day it was all too "babyish." I didn't get any warning!
Your little girl is adorable. And what a beautiful post ... show it to her one day. ;0)
Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog, Candace!

Execumama said...

Aaaaw! Thank you so much for spinning me back to memory lane when my munchkins were so yummy and tweet :) You have a a li'l beauty there, thanks for sharing!

And thanks so much for your comment about my 5 year old. I don't know why it made you laugh, b/c not one bit of it was funny! (okay, maybe a little bit, in retrospect, when she's asleep, and safe from my grip!).

TanishaRenee said...

oh my gosh, this is so sweet and you daughter is BEAUTIFUL!!!