Friday, July 12, 2013

One hundred and ninety two


I realized last night that our
faithful bedtime routine will eventually fade.
She will wash her own golden
locks, and I will no longer


9 comments:

Kara said...

I had a friend once who called those moments part of the sacred hoop. I think they are like sticking your hand into the fountain of time. You disturb the flowing water just long enough to make a ripple in the time you share with your beautiful daughter. I had a few of these moments with my daughters as well. They made me so much more aware of how quickly it all goes.

Adrienne said...

But the sense of that routine, the security built through your faithfulness - that will stay with her always. And you will find so many other and different ways to show her this same faithfulness through the years. I remember safe-guarding that bed time routine fiercely when they were young...love settling into those memories - just the sweetest!

Glenda Mills said...

precious memories to hold on to!

Rob T said...

What a beautiful picture. At first, I had no idea what I was looking at, until I read your poem.

Those are special moments - the bedtime routine. It does take a faithful parent to provide that comforting time of day, to wind down from playing,etc, and get clean and tucked into bed, with loving hugs and kisses. We always had reading time and prayers, too.

We sometimes get to do that with our grandson now. Our daughter also has a faithful routine, and she gives me clear instructions - which I follow pretty closely :)

Molly said...

My daughter and I still take a bath together from time to time. She is 10 so still of an age where she is enjoys it and we can JUST about both fit in together!

Mollyxxx

Cheryl M said...

Very creative image and one to treasure.

tiarastantrums said...

aww - it is tough watching them all grow up

Nina said...

Beautiful ... the process of letting go when the kids grow up can be heart aching at times!

Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud said...

It's bittersweet, isn't it - this whole growing up thing? My heart broke a little reading this. They just grown up so fast. :(

Thanks so much for joining us in the Nurture Photography Challenge! I can't wait to see what you come up with on Friday when we move on to our new theme: Green/Adventure.