Happiness Makes the Heart Ache

2 Mar


As I watch Lila play in the evenings I long for her to stay this age forever. I love to see the wonderment, pride, and enthusiasm on her face as she discovers new things. Then, I realize that in each stage of her life there are going to be these wonderful moments that I simply want to bottle up and keep forever.

My heart aches for the moment because I am so happy I don’t want it to end. Only to realize upon waking each day that it has gotten better than I could have imagined.

I will take pictures of these moments, snuggle you close to me, breathe in your sweet aroma, tickle your tummy and toes, and play peek-a-boo to no end. I will cherish these moments I have with you.

9 Responses to “Happiness Makes the Heart Ache”

  1. Dea Moore March 2, 2012 at 3:46 pm #

    What a doll! I love seeing this sweet child sitting among opened books, turning to smile for her Momma.

    She is blessed to be loved by one who wants to bottle these days…lift these longings as gratitude to the Lord who gave you this moment. The sacrifices of praise are stored safely in heaven. 🙂

    Posted after you on FMF–this post made me smile!

    • thewoodsonway March 2, 2012 at 3:50 pm #

      Thank you for your sweet words and reminder to be grateful for these precious moments. She helps to keep me grounded and show the things of most importance:)

  2. Kathleen March 2, 2012 at 5:10 pm #

    This is so sweet and so very true… I wish we could bottle them, all those wonderful moments.

  3. Jenny@ADropintheBucket March 2, 2012 at 10:10 pm #

    Oh, those cheeks!! Such a cutie. And I totally understand how you feel. My daughter just turned one last month and I just wish it would all slow down!

    • thewoodsonway March 5, 2012 at 3:35 pm #

      I don’t know where the time goes but it needs to slow down. Happy Birthday to your lil one:)

  4. Jessie Gunderson March 3, 2012 at 5:46 am #

    Adorable lil’ baby cheeks! I’ve got one turning one this month and one who is ten and a few in between but the days are so very short with those chubby love’s. 🙂

    • thewoodsonway March 5, 2012 at 3:34 pm #

      Lila is turning one this month too, it all happens in the blink of an eye. Happy birthday month to your lil one:)

  5. Susan Wachtel March 3, 2012 at 7:22 am #

    Oh my…she is absolutely precious! What a smile and beautiful eyes.

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