Friday, March 9, 2012

fifty two on fridays | week ten - fragile

"Babies are soft. Anyone looking at them can see the tender, fragile skin and know it for the rose-leaf softness that invites a finger's touch. But when you live with them and love them, you feel the softness going inward, the round-cheeked flesh wobbly as custard, the boneless splay of the tiny hands. Their joints are melted rubber, and even when you kiss them hard, in the passion of loving their existence, your lips sink down and seem never to find bone. Holding them against you, they melt and mold, as though they might at any moment flow back into your body."
- Diana Gabaldon, Dragonfly in Amber

WEEK 10 - FRAGILE

Life is beautiful. Children are beautiful. Sweet Ruby melts my heart with her perfect innocence, an innocence I hope lasts for a long time. Before I am ready, this precious child will be in a world that will try to claim her for its own. But she is mine. I see & feel her fragility . . . & her strength. She is a miracle. An angel sent down to bless my life. I pray I can love her & teach her as she deserves. . . & deserve to be loved by her in return. Life is fragile. I try to remember this & enjoy each gifted moment with this sweet child of mine. 


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11 comments:

  1. awwww. sleeping babies are the BEST! so sweet and precious:)

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  2. I do thing of babies as a synonym of fragile... she is so beautiful Liz!

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  3. this is beautiful. the image and the words.

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  4. oh so sweet, unfortunately they do grow way to fast! I love her name...Ruby...so strong but fragile and feminine too!

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  5. There is nothing sweeter than a sleeping baby! Love!

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  6. Your posts are always so beautiful! Love your words here. She is adorable and I feel the same about the world taking our littles. She has a wonderful mama!! Beautiful.

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  7. precious...and love the angle! Thanks for sharing...

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  8. She is so precious, I love her little button nose.

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  9. How sweet Liz! Babies are fragile and a miracle. Definitely cherish her!

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  10. What a quote! So true. Babies really do look even more fragile while sleeping. You have a sweet, precious little girl Liz.

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