Monday, June 30, 2008

soak it up

Mark and I like to say that Hazel has "always been smart." It's the typical, proud-parent, skewed reality thing to say, and it's funny since she's only 4 1/2 months old. But this picture is evidence that she wants to soak up everything she can.
Seriously though - our little girl watches things, especially people, with such intensity... it's incredible to imagine how much her little brain is learning with every moment, every experience. And the evidence is clear - she learns new things daily, her hand-eye coordination improves by the second, she sings and talks more and more every day (with new sounds)... and she does it all with such delight.
I want to soak up my life the way she does... she does not worry about tomorrow. I want to take note of the moment, for this, right now... THIS is my life. I want to learn something new every day, and not be ashamed or embarrassed if I'm not good at it at first. I want to smile with joy at the people who love me, and settle into familiar arms at the end of the day.
I'm still in awe at how much motherhood teaches you when you stop to look for it.

(Thanks for the prayers - Hazel had a rough day or two while Mark was away, but is back to her usual cheerful chatterbox self these days. I still think she's teething, but nothing has popped through yet.)

3 thoughts:

Chris said...

Jay Granger will be happy when Hazel has teeth! They she can eat "real food!" :)

Tiffany said...

what a cute picture of hazel its good to see her getting her head in the books already!!

Ashleigh said...

I love the way God continues to teach us through the children He's given US to teach...

It's been good catching up with you tonight! I missed a whole bunch of posts while I was gone!