Friday, March 5, 2010

Because I didn't know what I was going to do next...

One week without my girls, and it became too quiet, too lonely, too quickly. So I threw out a random lifeline to a friend via email that maybe she would let her seriously sweet 14 month old daughter come to my house some day. Guess what?

She did... she is... I am... so happy. Baby K started coming a few mornings a week so that her mom can go work in their busy crop insurance office. The irony to me, is that I used to work in crop insurance, so I completely know what "busy" looks like for her mom.

It has been a brand new challenge of discovering everything that is baby K. She has a keen sense of observation. Her big brown eyes see everything.  She is tentative, with all this newness.

Show her how to work a toy, how something fits together or comes apart, and she is doing it herself after a try or two. She enjoys reading books, zooming cars, and pulling blocks apart.   But try grabbing her "Eddie" out of her mouth to take a picture of her smiling... and tears spring to her eyes and threaten to spill over.

The tears are stopped as she grabs her Eddie, and finds her blanket.  I'll try again another day.  Today, I will meet her right where she is.  I put the camera away and pull her on my lap.  As I pick up a book to read, she draws her blankie over my leg and settles her head back against me.  I know we're both in a good place.




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19 comments:

  1. what a sweet little girl. Your last paragraph is so descriptive. I love it. She was in a good place. So sweet.

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  2. I am finally able to get here!!
    YES!!! Vicky, I had the most trouble getting this comment section to open....but voila!
    What a sweet and adorable little girl she is! I know that you are beyond happy....and she is very blessed to have you in her life.
    Much happiness as you share your love with another precious little girl.
    Love,
    Jackie

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  3. Yay for Jackie in figuring it out way before I would have :) Thanks for your ever sweet and thoughtful words! She is definitely precious!

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  4. Wonderful pictures. What fun it will be to discover along with her.

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  5. I am so happy for you Vicky that you another little girl in your life! What a blessing for you and her!!! She's a cutie.

    Hugs,
    Eileen

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  6. Those eyes just melted my heart and your sweet word warmed it:) She is a beautiful little thing and ever so very lucky to be in your care:) Hugs to you my friend, I'm so happy that you have another little cutie to share your love with!

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  7. Awwwwww look at her-she's so adorable!

    I love the last one of her peeking under the couch! Enjoy her and have fun!!!!!!! Wish we were closer I'd be calling you all the time :)

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  8. What a little sweetie girl. I truly envy your spiritual gift Vicky. Your loving nature with little ones is so awesome. Your kind heart blows me away.

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  9. There is nothing nicer than what you just described here.
    I loved this special quiet time I had with my boys when they were little. Precious angels.

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  10. I just knew as I started to read this where this was going. Yeah for you AND miss K. What a gift you are giving one another...
    On another note, why is it than we I watch other kids, I am more attentive to their needs than I am at home with my own?

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  11. Oh, I just fell in love with that sweet baby! And I love that in each of these experiences, you're totally getting your little girl fix! :) She is so very lucky to have you in her life...

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  12. How precious! I'm so excited to get to see more picture of gorgeous babies!
    You are the best mom. This little lamb is going to just be so full of love when she leaves you every day.
    xoxo

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  13. Oh, Vicky...I am chuckling looking at her adorable expressions!!! How could anyone NOT fall in love with that face!!!! You are a very special and amazing lady...with so much love for everyone!!! It is such a joy and privilege to call you my friend!!! Love you! Janine XO

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  14. Vicky you love for the little ones speaks volumes, baby K is in the best possible hand.

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  15. Those eyes and curls...
    She is beautiful!

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  16. Oh just gorgeous, the baby and your post.

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  17. She is just adorable! very cute :)And the way you describe her tears when you pull the Eddie out, is just so cute :)

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