Thursday, October 18, 2012

I'm glad I'm not a horse.

If I were a horse, I would have given birth to a beautiful little foal, who within minutes of being born would stretch out it's legs and begin to take it's first steps all on it's own. 
pony pictures taken by my sister Katie.  This equestrian family lives on their land and the foal is named after my niece; Lucky Lady Elise
Immediately running down the path of independence and towards a life where my loving care would no longer be needed. 
 So thank God I'm a human.  For thirty-seven weeks I carried you in my womb.  We drove, shopped, taught, excercised, laid, sat, and swam our way through life, then together you and I worked to bring you into the outside world. 
For the past six months I have been your legs and feet.  If you want to move I take you, sometimes in my arms, sometimes in a stroller, and sometimes in a little pouch resembling a kangaroo. 
You're beginning to explore your world more and more, and if I peer around the corner I can see the day when you move on your own quickly approaching. 

So I savor these moments where I get to be your means of conveyance.  Where we go on walks and I do the moving and talking for us both. 
It is possible that someone has heard me say "when he starts to pull up on things I'm going to push him back down." 
Though I don't mean it, a part of me inside wants to push that independent you away for just a little while longer. 

I'll just have to remember to be thankful for that fact;
I'm glad I'm not a horse. 


  1. Love this!!! I feel the same way. Some days Maggie who is two just wants to b carried. And even tho it kills my back (haha!) And people say she's too big to b carried and she cam walk, I'll do it and savor each time, because one day she won't want me to carry her and one day I won't b able to. Great perspective girl! Xoxoxoxo

    1. Yes! We may need back braces and chiropractic help some day but won't it be worth it? :)

  2. This is beautiful! I almost cried. No lie! Found you through Naptime Review's Operation Fabulous and I;m not following you through GFC!

  3. Found you from operation fabulous. I agree I love those days when you can wear them. Carry them with you all nice and safe. Really a special time!

  4. Oh I just love your look stunning:)

    Found you as part of the Operation Fabulous! Stop by and see me sometime;-)

    Heather P.
    Spunky Real Deals

  5. What great photos. Especially the last one :)

    julie @ Naptime Review

  6. New follower from Operation Fabulous! Love the blog!!


  7. Your sweet little girl is absolutely precious!

    I'm a new follower via Operation Fabulous. I look forward to getting to know you! Stop by and say hi sometime! :)


  8. What a beautiful post- and beautiful photography too! New follower :)