Thursday, September 1, 2011

Norah Jayne- 10 Months

The day is sunny and the grass is green. 
My little lovey is delighted to be out of the house and in the park 
with Mommy and Daddy.

I walk with her in my arms out into the grass. 
I let her down onto the brick path and 
she stands up straight and tall. 
I catch my breath. 

Where has my baby gone?

 

It makes me want to cry to realize how fast time is passing.
I realize more than ever that I can't just wait until tomorrow to begin being the mother I want to be. 
There are never enough tomorrows.

Lord, help me today to be the mother that Norah Jayne needs.



She may forget that I've told her "I love you" a million, zillion times;
she may forget the bottles I've prepared, the cloths I've washed, the books I've read,
but she will never forget the way I made her feel.

Lord, may my words be gentle, my hands be soft, and my heart always tender towards my daughter.



 I am her first teacher and role model. I have the ability to imprint on her a godly identity.

Lord, help me to find my identity and self-worth in You ALONE so that I can be an 
healthy, godly role model.



She will learn how to treat others by observing how I treat others. 

Lord, help me to be respectful of all those you bring across my path. 
Help me to give people the benefit of the doubt. 
Help me to forgive quickly and to practice random acts of kindness.



 She will learn how to love by observing my love for her Daddy.

Lord, Help me to nourish my relationship with my husband, to be unselfish, to be kind, to be respectful and appreciative of all that he does to provide for our family.



Lord help me to be present in every moment, large and small, and to be thankful.


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7 comments:

uncle gary said...

I really can't believe she's walking! She is beautiful!

My baby boy won't walk for a while yet...and I'm good with that :>)

I love the words you wrote...it is the greatest and incomparable work - to raise these precious children.

Sara said...

Norah is so lovely! Your poetic words were beautiful and challenging. "She may forget that I've told her "I love you" a million, zillion times;
she may forget the bottles I've prepared, the cloths I've washed, the books I've read,
but she will never forget the way I made her feel." - I may need to post this somewhere!

Theresa said...

Beautiful pictures, Jodi. Time does pass really quick and I love what you wrote. It really doesn't matter how old your children are--
you still catch your breath at times... remembering how quickly time passes by. Make the most of each memory that you are making.

Jen Black said...

The pictures are gorgeous but the words are even more beautiful. This is an excellent post. Those are prayers than many of us need to pray. Thanks for the words. Love your blog!

Making Memories 1999 said...

Your words brought a lump to my throat! What a precious prayer, and one that, even though my sweet girl is 10-years-old, I still want to pray! And your sweet girl is walking!!! She is so beautiful!

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Betty Jo Cochran said...

You made me cry with this post! Oh how much I would absolutely LOVE to be a mommy!

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