What could be sweeter than than hearing your daughter telling you her "secrets" or who she has a "crush on" now, or even "Mommy, I love you." To me these expressions of love are more precious than any physical gifts (except their art work on the floor and walls) and so I took these photos of my girls to remind me how much I love them and the gift of love they bring to me.
Little girls are precious gifts, wrapped in love serene. Their dresses are tied with sashes and wrapped up in dreams.
I would be remiss if I didn't say that Valentine's Day would be so much sweeter if our darling Shelby was here to help sweeten the day even more. But I am thrilled to know that she is doing okay on her long road to recovery. Last evening the nurses commented to me on the phone that "your daughter has captured our hearts"! It was obvious to me the way they played with her, but to hear that personally, just made me think how special and courageous this little girl truly is. I look at photos and snipets of video of her several times a day, but they make me sad to see her in that drug induced stupor to keep her from moving. Plus I miss her so much, I just want to grab my keys and head on down at any moment. But, logic kicks in and I have to remember that big sister Kira needs her Mommy too, more so now because everything is a bit confusing and the past few months have been centered around preparing Shelby for surgery.
"In your face I see all the beauty of a flower in your voice I hear all the splendour of the sweetest song."