Have a dressed up day!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

This is what I really want to say to my babes turning women, slowly as each day's sun rises and sets.

But faster than the moments blink by and now they no longer fit in the swell of my breast or the crook of my arm.  No longer hinged to my hip.

There are no expectations.  There are no disappointments. 

There are no dreams that are not your dreams, for they are my dreams.

There is only love. 

And that is all there is.


KTElltt said...

'Rie, this is my very most favorite of all the blogs you have written. This world is so confusing. I just finished a conversation with a young woman about navigating all of the "systems" for living, including the different systems in the church. It is so hard. I was never aware that it was ok for me to be "just a mom". I always thought that I had to "be something". Now, I know otherwise. And your profession of love for your daughters as they pursue their callings is incredible to me. I only hope that if they don't right now, some day they realize the gravity of what you have said here...

Rie said...

Thank you, Katie. Now you are making me cry.

Anonymous said...

No expectations??? really???? don't you EXPECT them to do your grocery shopping for you?

Rie said...

If the above comment is a joke - I know it's you, my lifelong friend TSL.

If it's not a joke - I still know who it is.

KTElltt said...

Didn't mean to make you cry... Just so nice to see in practice what I hope to be able to say to my own some day.

Greg and Donna said...

I was assuming the anonymous comment was from one of your blessings!

Drawing of me losing my cool courtesy of budding artist, Izzy.

Have a dressed up day!

. . . put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Colossians 3:12