I am a thief. Admitted. So bust me. Yep, some days when I write this blog I just snatch the entire idea from someone else. (Well not really, but some days getting a blog out is a lot easier especially when you have great material sent right to your in-box!) Even this title today, isn't one I conjured. I read it and thought, "Too perfect! Can't improve on it so I'm using it just the way I got it." So there you have it. I stole it from my beloved niece, Laura, who sent me a slew of the latest pictures of Olivia.
It's been awhile since you've seen her, so I thought this would be a wonderful way to kick off the weekend. Actually, to my mind, perhaps one of the finest ways. Enjoy my Baby Girl's baby with me, won't you? Remember to click on the pictures so you can see them large and in charge.
What a confident little thing this Miss is becoming. Fabulous in pink and with an entire ribbon in her hair. Definitely she's developing her Mom's sense of style and flair! All girl here, yet with a look that says, "I can roll with the big boys, too!"
A little one who finds excitement in all places. And possibility waiting to have fun with the most mundane. Holding on tightly in new circumstances as she learns her way around.
And stretching out to fill the space and take charge within short order! "Look at me, I'm now the CEO of The Laundry Basket!" And, she's a multi-tasking mogul as she takes a moment to look directly at the camera for her publicity shot. Next, corporate take over...
...the bath tub! And, "I am so peering at you...soon I'll figure out the trick to getting over the side of this whenever I feel like it! So you better be ready!" What I love about this one, is her look of complete concentration. You can actually hear her little wheels grinding away as she takes in all the data from this experience.
I ask you, who wouldn't feel comfortable in a wet situation when you have your big pink duck there to act as your body guard? And I sit back and think, the stuff we have for our kids today; a bath tub inside of a bath tub. Makes sense...
Of all the pictures Laura sent to share Livy in her day, this one is my favorite. I can't exactly say why...but perhaps it's the quality of her expression. The far away, contemplative look in her eyes.
I think it resonates with me because when I look at it, I see wisdom and depth even though this spirit is so young, so new. I can see a child who is confident and feels safe because she is surrounded by love and lead by example of love and good cheer.
I like it because I see the same sort of placid good nature that was so evident in Laura at this early age. And, like the woman Laura is now, I hold hope that Livy too, has the gift of finding, "The Possible & Good" in every day.
And if I really did have a magic wand I'd wave it over this little girl's head while I wished with all of my might....
"Littlest Girl, my hope for you is that like your Mama, The Daughter of My Heart, you grow into a woman who truly does expect the best in any situation and person; who rolls with disappointment when you run into it. And regardless, to your core you believe that life is wonderful and even if you don't find your heart's desire today...tomorrow is just around the corner and who knows what wonderful things that may bring." So mote it be with a flourish of my wand!
Here's to my darling girls, Laura & Livy. I love you both so very, very much.
Namaste' Till Next Time,
Holly aka Great Aunt Hol
20 hours ago