Sunday, January 22, 2012

Mother and Daughter

These were taken the day after Christmas.
My daughter Sara and her family had come back over for another visit
before they went back to Texas on Tuesday, the next day.

I got the privilege of giving Abigail her bath.
She did well,
but there came a time when she wanted her mama.

She had recently learned to clap
and was quite pleased with the action.

Abby does not sit still for long if not fastened into a high chair or car seat.
She loves to explore.

She smiles readily for Grandma and her camera.
Actually, she smiles for any camera.

I love her feet sticking out of her jeans
and just an ear, a patch of hair, and a touch of face showing.

My husband Mike, son-in-law Jory, and two-year-old grandson Aaron,
and I had gone outside.
While we were out, Sara rocked Abby to sleep.
I very quietly snuck a picture.

Having a mother who loved me deeply and sensed when something was amiss,
having a daughter with whom I am like my mother in the above sense,
and seeing the love evident in this next generational relationship,
I find truth in the following quote:

A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart. ~Author Unknown

I love the way this photo came out--the softness especially.

I think the following quote fits nicely here.

The best conversations with mothers always take place in silence, when only the heart speaks.                                                  
                                                              Carrie Latet

Abigail Elizabeth has inherited gorgeous blue eyes from her paternal grandmother, Kim.
Kim is blond. 
Abigail has light-brown hair.
That makes these incredible, blue eyes even more startling.
I cannot take credit for this photo; a friend of theirs took it for them.

A daughter is the happy memories of the past, the joyful moments of the present, and the hope and promise of the future.
Author Unknown

Thinking of my mother, my daughter,
and my granddaughter and grateful for all three.

Blessings to you as you finish up your weekend.



  1. Those quotes are so true! Abigail is a cutie and those eyes are stunning!

  2. i love that soft photo, too... it looks like an illustration in a children's book.

  3. Very nice family, Beth. I'll bet you all had a wonderful Christmas. It's so much fun during that season when there are children around.

    Great set of pictures. Your grands are gorgeous.

  4. What a little sweetie ... your sleepy time photo is captivating.

  5. Awww, too cute... too cuuute! =)

  6. She is just beautiful Beth. Yes - there is something about mothers and daughters (and grandmothers!). We are blessed to have such loving relationships in our lives.

  7. What an adorable little Abigail! I totally understand your pleasures in being a mom and grandmom...

  8. What a blessing for you. [You've been on my heart and mind so much... I really do want to talk to you one of these days.]

  9. Mothers and daughters how blessed you are! Lovely photos and sweet daughters!


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