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.
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.
Thinking of my mother, my daughter,
and my granddaughter and grateful for all three.
Blessings to you as you finish up your weekend.