Thursday, March 6, 2014

As you grow {so do I}



I sneak into your room stepping over creaking floorboards, forgotten toys and unwashed clothes as they line the floor. It's with wonderment that I study your handsome angelic face, to think I grew you almost 5 years ago. You were tiny (except for your head, that was huge) and oh so determined from the very moment you took your first breath. And look at you now, the biggest brother to two little girls. Doting and protective. Eager to please when it pleases you and entirely dismissive when it doesn't.  As I lean over your curling frame and pry carefully constructed lego from your love-grasp, I breathe you in. Long and deep.

My firstborn baby boy. Almost 5.


12 comments:

  1. That photo is beautiful. I love it. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane, Australia

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  2. I can copy-paste this post, (just replace number 5 with number 8)!

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  3. oh my gosh, that photo! so soft and cozy and warm and....oh so dreamy! love!!! i laughed at the "big head" part. my daughter, too. she's almost 2 and it's been in the 95%+ for her age since birth :) -Misty @ www.momistabeginnings.com

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  4. Beautiful. I do the same, every night 'breathe them in' (I love that), especially to my boy who will soon be 4 and is growing up way too fast.

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  5. This is beautiful Emily and I still look at my eldest son in awe he fell asleep on the lounge the other day all 6ft 4 of him and 25 but when he was sleeping he was my firstborn child my big boy the one who looks after his sister it is the hardest but most rewarding job I have ever done xx

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  6. That's absolutely beautiful. Such a special thing to be a mama.

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  7. You have to frame this image it is beautiful just what a big handsome brother should be!

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  8. That picture is so dreamy, love it. And such beautiful words to accompany it. Makes me a bit sentimental.

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em