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:

  1. How wonderful.

    Cooking with children is magical.

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  2. 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.

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

    That is a precious moment.

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

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  5. I see a mess waiting to happen.

    I also see a lot of love in your writing.

    KEEP BELIEVING

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  6. I love this.

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

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

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  8. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

    Blueberry cake? yum!

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

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