Thursday, July 3, 2014

these are my favorite mornings.

this morning, we lazed around in bed
hoping to wake up a bit before we started the day.
jude picked up my chapstick
and examined it.
she passed it from hand to hand
and watched it move as she bent her wrist
forward and back.
forward and back.

she dropped the chapstick behind her back
and twisted her whole body trying to find it.
when the twisting didn't work,
she tried to pick up my water bottle.
when that didn't work, she tried sitting up
only to lean forward and fall into my chest.
exhausted, she leaned back and s t r e t c h e d.

she puffed out her belly and squinched her face
while her arms did a dance above her head and her feet kicked the bed.
then, she looked at me, locked her eyes on mine
and smiled so big it filled my heart.

i will never understand how so much love
can fit in such a little body,
but i am so glad it does.


emilymcb said...

I love these little snippets.

Jessica Wray | PEONY said...

The way you described little Jude stretching paints the cutest picture in my head <3 !!