Thursday, November 15, 2012

"Look At Me"


My dearest Camren,

You were busily driving your trucks across the hearth of the stone fireplace.  Back and forth.  Back and forth.  You stopped in the middle of your playing and your varoom-varooming to look for me; I watched you scan the room for my face.  You turned your head, and your brown eyes met mine, and you said...

"Mommy!  Look at me, look at me, look at me!"

I laughed and thought, Oh Camren, if you only knew!  Not only do I look at you, I see you.

I see your large hands--like puppy-dog paws--and the way you love to suck your thumb.  I see your prominent, dark eyelashes and your oddly-shaped big toes, that remind me so much of your dad's.  I see your grin and the light in your face, whenever you share a joke with your sister.  I see you "swim" in the bathtub and play in your cereal.  I see you run through the snow and pick up rocks.  I see you search for muddy puddles.  I see you get excited about a cookie.  (I'm so proud!)  I see you get frustrated when I forget to zip up your coat.  I see you bop and bounce to music in the kitchen.

When I look at you, I see you--the loveable and rowdy boy that you are, and the man I know you can be.  When I look at you, I see your daddy-- and it makes me remember why I love him.   When I look at you, I see a little bit of myself...

I see why I treasure motherhood.


With love always,
your Mama Leisha

23 comments:

  1. That photo captured such a wonderful moment. When I read your words, I always end up laughing, smiling, crying...Camren and Lilly will too someday, when they read their mama's writing. Hope you're having a great day!! Can't wait to tty!!
    I love you!!
    Xoxox
    Maria

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    1. THANK YOU, Maria!! You always leave the most wonderful comments. Happy Thanksgiving! You are someone I'm thankful for! I LOVE YOU!

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  2. That photo is precious. It looks like it should be a photo inside frames at the store.
    I love your insights to your children. They are a blessing.

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    1. HA HA! Thanks, JP! A photo that should be in frames at a store...HA HA! That cracked me up. I appreciate your comments so much!

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  3. Dear Aleisha~
    I love this post. Thanks for reminding all of us moms to truly "see."

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    1. My dearest Kylene!!!!!!!! I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!! Like, a lot!!!!!

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  4. That made my heart sing. Beautifully written. XoxO

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    1. Shannon (said in my Irish accent)! THANK YOU! I adore your crazy butt! XOXO

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  5. Your thoughts remind me of what Motherhood is all about.

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    1. THANK YOU so much, Claudia! Thanks for always reading and being supportive. You're an angel!

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  6. Beautiful photo and letter. New follower via the blog hop! Excited to be following along!

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    1. Ashlea! I love your name! So pretty to spell it with an a! Thank you so much for stopping by, for following me, and for being supportive of me. I appreciate it more than you know! Happy Thanksgiving, darling!

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    1. Thank you for commenting, Barbara! So nice!

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    1. THANK YOU, Marty! I appreciate the compliment!

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  9. What a sweet post! I love the cuddly photo too.

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    1. Thanks, Jelli! Glad you liked it! Your sweet comment made my day!

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  10. Oh, this is so beautiful! I wish every child were seen as you see your son. Love the photo.

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  11. aw, just so sweet! i'm drinking DC right now :)

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  12. Beautifully written! What a wonderful moment in time you captured too! :)

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  13. That is so beautiful and so true. Thanks for linking this up with favorite thing. an important reminder for us all. Beautiful picture too!

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  14. beautiful. I am a bit teary over here.

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