U-Turn.

February 7, 2012

I was going to write a post about how unfair life is and how cruel people can be, but I thought better of it.  You know what I want to tell you about instead?

This little girl.  The one who sees me having a sad moment (see above would-be post topic) and says "Mama be happy?  I take bath with you?  Snuggle with mama?"  And then we did take a bath and snuggled and somehow it was better.

{her eyes melt me}
And I want to tell you about this little boy.  The one who is growing everyday, and losing teeth like crazy, and understanding so much more.  But he's still not too big to give me a hug when I drop him at school.
  
{on a breakfast date with mama}
And this little girl.  Listening to her talk to animals and watching her dig in the dirt is just what my soul needs right now.

{collecting ladybugs in the garden}
There.  I feel much better now.

22 comments:

  1. The sweet things that children do are the best remedy for mean spirited jabs. Feel better J!

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  2. oh chica, thank goodness for all this love. so sorry you've had it rough. i think you turned this blog post in the right direction... now you get to spread the sweetness to all of us. I know I feel better :)

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  3. sarah + blake: thanks, ladies! i do feel better. :-)

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  4. Nora,
    I'm a recent follower.
    The amazing healing power from babes is better than anything else.
    Your daughter's Amber beads are beautiful, searching for some for our new grand-magnificent.
    Hope tomorrow brings a sense of happiness to you.

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  5. your kids are gorgeous and your posts always make me feel better!

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  6. So sorry that it sounds like you are encountering some rough stuff. It is amazing how our kids can just take it all away for awhile and put it into perspective, isn't it? I love it when my kids transport me to another place (either literally or figuratively) when I'm feeling sad. Hope all is now well!

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  7. I love this post. I need to stop complaining!

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  8. Jora...You are a wonderful Mother and have the most beautiful children. Little E is adorable.....Joanne P.

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  9. Way to rally and see the good!

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  10. hi jora, i've been meaning to email you for months. sorry you sound down, but those kiddie pics certainly put everything back in perspective! such sweet babies, and it all goes by so quick. kisses from rome, erin

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  11. I hope you are feeling much better now.
    You are discreet and open-minded at the same time. It is a precious combination.
    Needless to say, your kids are gorgeous. I like the great concentration of your boy's drawing. It is the beauty of performance! (I keep every single drawing, painting, craft of my children. They are even more precious thant photos, well, maybe not...) Have a beautiful day, Emmanuelle

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  12. This was heartwarming. But now I am curious about what happened.

    jbhat

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  13. The sparkle in my girls eyes always gives me a boost when im down.... They are the best cure. Hang in there!

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  14. Jora, what a good reminder to stay focused on how blessed we are. Life IS cruel and unfair at times, that is no lie. How lucky we are to share in the unbridled joy of our children and the unconditional love that they give!

    Hang in there!

    Much Love,
    Amy

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  15. Life certainly is a loop de loop. Glad to read this on a tough day :)

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  16. I gotta say, what perfect timing with this post! Before reading I was in knee-deep in a self-pity moment, and now somehow it's all back in perspective! Thanks Jora.

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  17. Now I feel better. This is the real beauty!

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  18. those three would make anyone feel better! been a tough one over here too. sending you hugs from our clan

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  19. I started a new blog. Hoping to keep up with it a little better than the last one ;)

    M.

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  20. Good for you, strong amazing woman. Because letting 'em get you down gives them the power and by refocusing, you have it! And what great little loves to focus on. That teeny brown-eyed one has my heart :)

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  21. The kids are soooo cute!!!Your blog is lovely!

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