Sunday, September 7, 2008

This is what I see...

The photo above is from our visit to my mother's home last week. Here, she is making a blueberry cake with BOY & GIRL.

This is what I see...


The wisdom in my mom's fingers. The sense that she has done this many times before. The steadiness of her hands - one firmly holding the bowl, the other dipping down to stir.

BOY's hands are paused. A pause. Not something captured very often in a photo of BOY. Yet, he is engaged in the task.

And GIRL, there she is, her hand carrying a load of blueberries. I can see her again in my mind, her little face upturned to her grandmother's, listening to every word of instruction.

It was the best visit with the kids. Ever.



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16 comments:

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

How wonderful.

Cooking with children is magical.

Lisa Milton said...

You have some great years ahead. My kids are a few years older and they love visiting with my parents.

They have grand adventures.

Fills my heart. Really.

flutter said...

I love your mother's hands

Manic Mommy said...

It's amazing how much more patience the grandmothers have than the mothers. Or maybe just this mother.

That is a precious moment.

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

That's a beautiful perspective. I just love how you told a story from hands!

Angie @ KEEP BELIEVING said...

I see a mess waiting to happen.

I also see a lot of love in your writing.

KEEP BELIEVING

Heather of the EO said...

I love this.

Such a beautiful post. So creative and heart-felt.

OHmommy said...

Oh, I love this post. What a beautiful image. How was the cake?

g said...

Oh, this is so wonderful. You know what's truly beautiful? The image of your mom's hand, and the contrast with the smooth youthful hands of your children.

Oh, wonderful!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

I love what you see.

Angeline said...

such moments are precious, glad that you captured it so well...

Jen said...

Hands are so beautiful. This really made me miss my grandma!

Amy @ Milk Breath and Margaritas said...

This is a great post! A photo many would have overlooked and you saw the real meaning in it.

Janet said...

That may be the most beautiful picture I've ever seen.

phd in yogurtry said...

Hooray for happy visits with grandma! The best ever -- sounds fantabulous.

Blueberry cake? yum!

ShannanB aka Mommy Bits said...

I love watching my parents with the boys. I get very emotional about it sometimes.

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