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Sunday, October 21, 2007

Wishes in the Leaves



Today was one of those days I'll frame in my memory for the days in the distance that don't begin, end and revolve around taking care of little people. I know now that I'll never stop thinking about them, loving them and worrying about everything from scrapes and cuts to improbable what-ifs, but one day the relentless and delicious process of bathing, feeding, teaching, protecting and entertaining these girls will end.



One day they'll be chasing dreams and loving people and places and things. Without us. They'll call from time to time, visit when they can, and hopefully they'll remember us. Maybe they'll find us in brilliant yellow leaves that do pirhouette after pirhouette as they travel from treetop to sidewalk or as they pass a stone patio



We made promises to autumns yet to come, safekeeping today's memories in the changing leaves and the smell of November's eve. I'll look for them wherever I am, knowing that a canopy of orange leaves overhead can transport me to a time when I carried our girls in my arms and felt the flutter of another in my belly.




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Blogger painted maypole said...

could your husband please come take pictures of me hanging out with my daughter?

October 21, 2007 8:02:00 PM PDT

 
Blogger itsjustme said...

Beautiful pictures and beautiful words :)

October 21, 2007 8:34:00 PM PDT

 
Blogger Colleen said...

Oh Amanda...
"Teary"... what an appropriate tag. So so beautiful.

October 21, 2007 8:36:00 PM PDT

 
Blogger Damselfly said...

So sweet. It makes me taste and feel fall. And I love the camera angles.

October 21, 2007 9:03:00 PM PDT

 
Blogger BetteJo said...

So nice. And I love the tiny emerging belly. Sweet.

October 21, 2007 9:43:00 PM PDT

 
Blogger flutter said...

good god how you glow.

October 22, 2007 12:20:00 AM PDT

 
Blogger MsPrufrock said...

Lovely, lovely pictures. The last one is my very favourite, and makes me miss Mid-Atlantic autumns. Sigh.

October 22, 2007 6:33:00 AM PDT

 
Blogger Janet said...

The fall palette is fantastic where you live. Those pictures are so very awesome-tastic!

October 22, 2007 7:26:00 AM PDT

 
Blogger Beck said...

Those PICTURES! Gorgeous.

October 22, 2007 7:44:00 AM PDT

 
Blogger The Hotfessional said...

Excuse me sweetie? Two kids and another on the way? Can I have your body?

Of course, the pictures and sentiments are beautiful, too.

October 22, 2007 9:55:00 AM PDT

 
Blogger Christine said...

lovely. just lovely.

October 23, 2007 7:53:00 AM PDT

 
Blogger Amy York said...

That was so so lovely!

October 23, 2007 1:49:00 PM PDT

 
Anonymous nutmeg said...

I want another day just like that. And another. And another. Ok, then I want a night with a babysitter.

October 23, 2007 6:29:00 PM PDT

 
Blogger PunditMom said...

Lovely!

October 31, 2007 11:18:00 AM PDT

 

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