Love, love, love.  Again.
July 14, 2013

Evelyn is crawling across the floor to me, whimpering.  She is tired and she is hungry, so I turn off the water and I set down the sponge.  The dishes can wait.  I scoop her up and I feel her body relaxing against me.  I bend my head down and kiss her and smell her and try to memorize this everyday, uneventful moment.

I find that it is the everyday, uneventful moments I miss the most as they flutter by.  It is the giggles at diaper changes, the milk drunk smiles, the struggles getting a beloved onesie to fit just one last time.  The moments I never think to document, to photograph, because I never really think much about them at all.

I love you, I murmur as my baby nuzzles close to my heart.  Evelyn, my wild bird.  Evelyn, my little hazelnut.  Evelyn, my rainbow.  I love you, I love you, I love you.

The words do not seem powerful enough.


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  1. By on July 15, 2013

    look at her go!  What a cutie.

  2. By Sarah Christensen on July 15, 2013

    Thank you, Mitzie!

    I meant to thank you for the idea you planted in my head in your last comment too.  We went to the science center a few days afterward and they had little knight costumes for the kids to play with (the theme right now is castles and dragons) - they were basically like art smocks with a little loop for a sword.  Anyway, I immediately pictured two little boys sword fighting in them the way you’d mentioned in your comment and I knew I could make the knight costume since it looked pretty simple.

    I’m getting pretty excited about this whole knight business! =)

  3. By on July 16, 2013

    It is a lot of fun, this knight business. Charlotte has the best of both worlds. She can be a knight or a princess!

  4. By Sarah Christensen on July 16, 2013

    Haha, or a dragon!

    Last night I started telling her the story of Merlin and the dragon.  Gosh I love this age!

  5. By on July 17, 2013

    “or a dragon”.  THAT didn’t occur to me at all.  lol

  6. By Amber on July 18, 2013

    I love when you talk about love <3

  7. By Court on July 22, 2013

    This breaks my heart a little… going through some of this right now with DS2, who is growing faster than I ever thought possible just a few months ago.  Don’t yet know if we’ll have another baby, and I’m struggling a little with the “last time” feelings over things like onesies.  I can’t wait for what is to come with both my kids, but there’s no denying how bittersweet some of these everyday things can be… or how easy it is to forget some of the tiniest details when they’re no longer part of each day.

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