Saturday, November 17, 2007

Hi, diddle, diddle, dey, dey, dey...

I just had to document my sweet moment, so that it wasn't lost in the vast swirl of memories...

Rocking Corinne to bed, she wasn't exactly exhausted, but I was SO hungry as I hadn't had dinner yet. I really wanted to hurry up and get her down, but she was being so silly and kept asking for "one more song, Mommy!" Every time I sang the bluebird song (old girl scout song. Very simple and silly) she would absolutely lose it. Hysterical. She was giggling so hard, her eyes were squinted shut and she was shaking in my arms.

I just stopped singing, looked down at her precious face, and began to cry... silently. I began to sing again (shakily) and realized that the dinner could wait, but this moment would pass. I wanted so desperately to just keep on making her giggle. To keep on feeling the lovely weight of her body in my arms, the squeak of the rocking chair, and the smell of her freshly washed hair.

Writing this down is the best I can do. I hope that when I read this again, I can nod and smile, and remember this beautiful moment....

17 comments:

Kellan said...

Oh, I think you will and I think I will too. Trace, thank you for sharing this special moment - it was beautiful and beautifully written. Take care and see you soon. Kellan

painted maypole said...

it's so good when we can stop and enjoy instead of rushing through it. last night I made my feverish little girl giggle for about half an hour with a long line of goofy hairdos (on me!)

Lizzy in the Burbs said...

Very touching post, Tracy. Brought back memories of rocking my boys to sleep, loved every minute! BTW, thanks for your thoughts on my blog, I responded to them on my site if you're interested. Take care.

the dragonfly said...

Aww, so sweet! Thanks for sharing. :) And I'm glad you could get this down so you can remember later!

Kami said...

How sweet! That's the single biggest benefit of blogging... it helps with remembering those amazing moments that we don't always remember to cherish at the time.

I commend you for stopping and cherishing :-)

Sergeant "P" said...

Hey, thanks for the comment!

This last post was very sweet...as a mommy we often forget that we should slow down! We won't have our little ones to cuddle in our arms for long!

:o)

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

Oh this made me so sad because it is so true....and how many of those precious moments do we have left?

Michelle said...

I think you captured the mood perfectly and you will be able to look back and remember this sweet moment with your last baby!

Tricia said...

so sweet

Badness Jones said...

Love those moments....so glad you wrote it down for us to share.

Beck said...

That need to capture some sort of desperately fragile moment of infancy is so bittersweet, isn't it? I loved the way each of my babies stretched - like little caterpillars - and with each baby, I though "Oh, I LOVE this", with the full knowledge that I would forget it in turn, forget the weight of their little bodies.
Sigh.

Debbie said...

What a lovely post Tracy.

I often find it's those very days when I am rushing through the bedtime routine so I can go 'do laundry, eat, clean' that something my son does forces me to slow down, usually because he has no interest in sleeping.

I know he doesn't realize the situation and effect he's having, but it always brings tears to my eyes that he reminds me in his way to relish the moments with him.

I hope you are able to have many more sweet moments like this!

R Family of 4 said...

It is so important to live and cherish those moments.

Thanks for sharing it.

familymclean said...

I live for those moments, then lock them up in a special space in my mind for later enjoyment too.
Beautiful!

Kailani said...

I'm so glad you stopped and took the time to appreciate a special moment. Good for you!

Kailani
An Island Life

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing!!!! Made me all teary. :)

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

I just read it again, on Corinne's 4th bday, and I AM crying again, because I DO remember it, though it had started to slip away... thank God for this blog.

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