Wednesday, December 03, 2008

be still.

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as she tuckered out early evening, i let her lay, on her belly with bum up in the air, on the chair, i figured something was amiss. she never sleeps on her belly. ever.

but who was i to complain? i was quite thankful for the quiet moments of no bickering over who's turn it was to watch which cartoon. thankful for a moment to catch my breath from the crazy day yesterday was.

you see, the oldest never made it to school. her belly hurt was all i heard all morning......all week actually. it started last wednesday. the bug that's going around. so i kept her home instead. that scored me just enough time to get that towel off my head, get myself put together and get some make-up on my face before heading across town to get emma to her allergist appointment. one we don't dare miss since they are currently scheduling into july 2009.

by the end of the appointment, i was feeling a little off myself and after a brief experience dropping emma off at daycare, that ended up with turning right around and leaving again, i made a call to work and let them know i wouldn't be in.

so our busy day, and a missed nap had caught up with emma. out like a light. it was then, that i was thankful for a brief moment to make a steamy pot of soup without interruption. all the while, trying not to let thoughts of all i have to do over the next few weeks consume me.

but, then, it was like a voice spoke to me saying "be still, my child". and i obeyed. emma was starting to stir a bit, but i wasn't ready for her to wake--i needed to enjoy the still and quiet of the day just a bit more. it's not often that i have the pleasure of sitting in the quiet, with complete stillness to just breathe and think and reflect. and especially not so, with a little babe in my arms.

so, i scooped her up and pulled her in tight and she nuzzled her head in my chest falling quietly back asleep to the beat of my heart. sitting there in the glow of the Christmas lights, wrapped in an afaghan crocheted by my mom......i just breathed her in as her sweet breaths fell upon my neck. thankful that i had just one more another chance to hold her tight as she slept in my arms. thankful for my husband for snapping some pictures......i just never know when it might be the last time i get to do this. she's growing up way too fast. i'm SO not ready for her to have another birthday.
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THANK YOU so very much for your excitement about a mystery prize. i hated that i had to do that, but i didn't want to miss a giveaway. so, here's the deal............JBarb, you've won the mystery prize:
it's all Daisy Ds product, a pack of rub-ons, a sticker sheet, a pack of die-cut tags, 6x6 double sided patterned paper with coordinating Prism cardstock.
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and because everyone was such a good sport about it........and as an appology for not getting a picture up later like i promised..........i'm sending 3 more packs of 6x6 double sided patterned paper with coordinating cardstock.
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winners of these are: Misvish/Karin D, Turtlelady ~ Sandy, and joybear!

please email me at taniamwillis at (yahoo.com) with your mailing address!

and today's giveaway is: 16 sheets of 12x12 patterned Christmas themed paper, and a sheet of rub-ons, a sheet of tags/journaling spots, and a sheet of cardstock weight stickers.
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43 comments:

  1. What a beautiful picture of you and your daughter. I too am in the same boat as you.... my daughter is ever growing and changing, I try to savor ever moment I get with her.

    Have a great day.

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  2. Dwight K Schrute12/03/2008 11:35:00 AM

    WOOOOHOOOO I love Christmas, it's the best time of the year. That picture of you and your daughter is way cool.

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  3. What a precious picture. I love those. Congrats winners. OOOOOh Christmas paper. Love me some of that. Ü

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  4. Omgosh that picture and your journaling made me cry. It is so beautiful and I sooooo miss those days. My heart is aching.

    Savor every moment you have with her.

    Hope you are all feeling better.

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  5. great photo! also very cool giveaway:) kris #2961

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  6. That picture is priceless. What luck that your husband was there to take it. Thanks for a chance at a great giveaway.

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  7. It's those little moments when you realize how little time you actually have with your kids when they are little. Cute photo. Thanks for being so generous to us.

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  8. That is a GREAT photo ! So sweet! yes, they grow much too fast! My baby boy will be 10 on Dec 29th and My dd will be 12 in May and I just don't know where all those years went! I so, miss having little ones. Enjoy every moment that you can, even the ones that are difficult!

    congrats to the winners!

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  9. aaaahh..what an adorable picture of you and your little girl..they grow up so fast treasure each moment..will make a wonderful LO..that looks like an awesome christmas stash..TFS Tania!

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  10. Love the picture!!! I cherish every evening when Cuddle time arrives- just after bath time, and feeling Hunter or Hailey (sometimes both)go still in my arms and know that they are having sweet dreams. Hunter no longer calls it bedtime, it is now Cuddle time.

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  11. Thank u so much for giving us the chance 2 win...awesome pic of you and ur daughter.

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  12. Loved that picture of you & your daughter...too precious for words.
    Congrats to all of yesterdays winners.

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  13. Tania...you know what... that picture reminded me of Mary holding Baby Jesus....it nearly brought tears to my eyes. I too love to cuddle with my baby....she's 4 but she's still my baby.
    Lorraine #3700

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  14. Girl you brought tears to my eyes with your post today.I am unable to have chikdren and reading your post mtoday made my heart ache a bit,but it was also swelled with joy for you.

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  15. Tania you need to have this picture blown up in black and white, framed and hung in Emma's room...it is priceless.
    Congrats to all the winners.
    What great gifts you are offering.
    Debbie #4668

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  16. What a wonderful picture and words. Please leave that for her someplace for when she has her own children. They never seem so small or precious as when they sleep. Wonderful that you took the moment.

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  17. what an precious moment to capture on camera. Hold on to these moment. My baby is 21 years old already. Thanks for the chance at your awesome stash of christmas goodies.

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  18. Wow! This really is a picture thats worth a thousand words. Love your journaling so honest and down to earth.

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  19. Oh, Tania, that picture is precious! She is so cute. Thanks for sharing...I was just about to say something serious when I looked over and saw that "Dwight K Schrute" left you a comment. OMW. LOL

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  20. The picture of you & your daughter is beautiful. Those are special moments.

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  21. What a sweet photo!! Hope the tummies are feeling better! Happy to see I won! You are sooooooo sweet! Off to email you, Joy

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  22. such a beautiful picture and moment. I too look at my 18 month old and think hes my last baby so dont grow up too fast

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  23. What memories that picture brings to me. Even now I tell people the only true peace I every experienced were those middle of the night feedings in the rocking chair. That feeling of utter calm and contentment, you just have to make it last as long as you can. It's what gets you through the not so peaceful times.

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  24. She is too sweet! Hope you get feeling better soon and the rest of your house too! I found your blog through Kelli's. Your stuff is adorable!

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  25. You should be a writer. It was such a nice, descriptive story you gave...and it was just about well needed quiet time! You had me wondering the whole time if something was going to happen. Love that picture! I wish my husband would take more pictures of me and my daughter!

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  26. What a beautiful post. They do grow so quickly. Trust me, I know...our oldest is 15 & youngest is 5. Thanks for the chance at winning your goodies.

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  27. How precious it must've been to just enjoy that quiet moment with your dear daughter! I only wish mine would just let me hug on them like I used to. (Ha! Fat chance for that, esp. for my 9yo BOY!) Thanks for the very touching words and photo - and thank you for your generosity in offering up another giveaway.

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  28. .. Very cute picture of you and your precious daughter.. she is so sweet...I just can't believe how you can do this.. this is a awesome Rak...Can I win this time PLEASE..LOL..mariah #2457

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  29. Hey!! Is Emma sick? I hope she gets to feeling better. I hope I am not to late for the giveaway. I will try and call Friday morning. I have to work tomorrow.
    Tricia

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  30. I just loved the story of your day. I remember those days and they do grow up fast. My son will be 16 soon and yet I remember holding him like that. Keep enjoying those times. I could use some paper to scrap all those Christmas photos I have waiting for me. Thanks for the chance.

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  31. Thanks for sharing, Tania!

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  32. I love this beautiful picture! Thanks for sharing!

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  33. That paper is beautiful!
    And so is your daughter. :-)

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  34. Hi, your daughter is so cute, mine is growing too fast, I need another baby, but not now, LOL...kisses from brazil

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  35. Sweet, wonderful pic! Thanks for the chance to win the goodies!

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  36. Congrats to the winners! I love the picture of you and your daughter.

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  37. I just discovered your site and looks like it's being added to my favorites!!! : ) I love it when my baby girl cuddles up and konks out on me!!! Sweet photo. Thanks for offering the give a way.

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  38. Just found your site...knew I'd enjoyed it by just reading your blog's name! And I, too, am in the same place with my wee'est one...she'll be three in 6 weeks...and she's my last baby to hold.
    ~Lola

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  39. I hope everyone is feeling better! Yay Christmas papers!!!

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  40. Darling Pix! Lovin the Xmas paper. (-;

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  41. linked here from Kelli Crowe -your blog title cracked me up! My son makes that face all the time. Gorgeous papers...and what a super sweet post...thanks for sharing

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  42. How nice to discover your blog through Kelli crowe. It is good to be able to capture those fleeting moments with our little ones. I treasure those photos of my own. They hold sooooo much in them.
    Nice to meet you and hope to get to know you more.

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