Just a bit ago there was a sonogram of a little girl holding onto her umbilical cord and growing strong. Hold on Baby! Hold on!
Just last week she was a toddler waking up from her nap with sweet baby bed head.
Just the day before yesterday she was snuggling on my lap. Post nap. Nearly six years old. All legs and arms. Trying to get comfy. Succeeding as long as I held onto her foot so it didn't slip off of my knee.
I am struck with the tenderness of the moments. Their fleeting seconds of complete peace.
Today. Today she is still nearly six, and enthralled with big girl life. Soccer. Coffee at Starbucks with her mama. Going hunting with her daddy. Dance class. A performance at halftime with the ‘big high school girls’.
Again I am struck with the sweetness of the moments. Aware that I will look back with such affection and happiness. Today my heart is sweetly broken yet completely happy.
Where will you grow next my first and beloved grandchild?
I'm a hunter and re-homer of treasures. I operate an very cute but not cutesy vintage shop in Echo, Oregon and love living with my husband on the dry and windy side of the state. My shop opens at 11 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and some other days when I'm there. We are proud retailers of FUSION Mineral Paint, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, and Junk Gypsy Clay & Chalk Paint (Talk to me about workshops!)
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Come visit us on Main Street in Echo. (Sno Road Winery is right across the street.)When we're not open, I'll be hunting treasures. Contact me if you have requests.