Thursday, August 18, 2011

Bonding




This morning as I lay in bed half asleep, Calista's tiny little hands were rubbing my arm, up and down as she slept. I realized how so much of the bonding between a mother and her child come in these fleeting moments. These moments often pass, unbeknownst to those involved, but still leave footprints on the hearts of both mother and child. The consiliatory hug after the scold, spoon-feeding the toddler (and often the 7 year old too), the exchange of silly faces between driver and passenger in the rearview mirror of the van, the swinging on the hammock, comforting the heaving child at 2am who ate too much candy, even the wiping of the bum. All of these things, as mundane as they might seem, are building something greater than we know.

4 comments:

highheels2flipflops said...

Okay, first off: YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL! Look at those pictures of you and your sweet babe! I love those moments as well and it is true that we bond with our kids through the simplest of tasks! Thanks for sharing!

Cher said...

awwww, look how cute.
i like this post

Becky said...

Love that last picture! Beautifully said.

heather said...

This makes me want another baby -and mine isn't even a year yet!