Sunday, November 30, 2008

looking into their eyes.

Many things catches your eyes, appreciate them. But few things catches your heart, pursue them.
-- Viju Chakavarthy


My eyes are an ocean in which my dreams are reflected.
-- Anna M. Uhlich




Sometimes you can't see yourself clearly until you see yourself through the eyes of others.
-- Ellen DeGeneres



The face is the mirror of the mind, and eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart.
-- Saint Jerome (374 AD - 419 AD), Letter


It is the mind which creates the world about us, and even though we stand side by side in the same meadow, my eyes will never see what is beheld by yours, my heart will never stir to the emotions with which yours is touched.
-- George Gissing (1857 - 1903)


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occasionally, in the midst of a day, i get the rare opportunity to stare into my children's eyes.

it sounds silly, doesn't it?

it's just that, generally, we are so busy doing and being that we forget to engage, fully, in each other. those chances when we can sit and drink in the ocean of blue in each other's eyes ...

it is during those moments that it seems as though the entire world stops ... for a brief second. before beginning to spin again.

i was lucky enough, yesterday, to experience the windows to both of my girly-girls. and i knew lying in bed last night, that i needed ... NEEDED ... to capture those eyes exactly as they are. right now. because there isn't going to always be a tomorrow or a next day. and i knew that i wanted to share them with you. and myself. so that i always have it on record that i love these two girly-girls with more than i ever thought possible.

that even on those days when i feel like the world is crumbling around us and i'm not sure that i should even be the mommy in the family ... that i can look back here and remember ... who they are and who i am. and feel my heart swell with love for them ... again and again.

they say that eyes are the window to a person's soul. and i realize that by looking into their eyes ... that i'm mostly doing this thing called parenting ... right.

it's my version of a mother nature kiss ... making everything better.

12 comments:

DeeMarie said...

Oh my gosh. They have the most beautiful eyes!!!!! Gorgeous girls and I'm guessing they have the most beautiful hearts to match!
:)

Casey said...

That was such a great post. It's true, I have to physically MAKE myself stop and enjoy the kids when we're in the middle of life so I don't forget anything.

Casey said...

And I forgot to say that those are some beautiful kids you have there...

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

I'm new here! What a great blog :) ♥ Hugs!

Corina said...

Beautiful eyes!...... even if I am partial to the big brown eyes of my own kids! We all go through a time when we don't know if we should even be the mommy in the family. It is times like these that we have to stop, slow down, and stare into what is important. You have done that here. I learned that lesson earlier this week too.

CC said...

Thank you so much for your encouraging comments! Your girls' eyes are just incredible. Fun blog!!

kompostela said...

Amazing eyes!!!!

goodfather said...

Those are some beautiful blue eyes, wow! I love the Ellen DeGeneres quote, it's so true.

Great post. I'm going to go look into my daughters' eyes now...

anymommy said...

Beautiful, the pictures and the thoughts.

Katie said...

What beautiful girly girls you have! I should take a page from your book a bit more often and just stop and look

For Myself said...

This COMPLETELY turned my day around. Now I am happy and calm. Before? Not so much.
Thank you. Now I'm going to go find my beautiful children and really really LOOK into their eyes.
People make big money for doing what you just did for me...

Raising Z said...

Wow! I really needed this post today. I have been running around like a crazy person for the last week trying to get everything done (decorating 4 homes for xmas, finishing the shopping and wrapping gifts, organizing and running a preschool fair tonight, we are all in a wedding this weekend....and it goes on and on) that I have not taken a moment to just enjoy the love that is Z! I plan to take a moment when he wakes up give him a big squeeze, look into his eyes and tell him that I love him. Thank you!!!