Saturday, October 18, 2008

The Kissing Hand



This is Sarah, age 2. She loves cuddling and giggles just at the word, tickle.

When she struts into a room, her smile lifts up her cheeks and lights up the souls of everyone around her, especially her mommy. That's me!

I have a lot of kisses to give Sarah. Since her older 'seesta' doesn't like kisses, (more about Sienna's avoidance of kisses in previous posts) this mamma has lots of smoochies stored up and ready to give away. It brightens my day when Sarah notices I have a little lipstick on and she wants kisses on her hands. It makes me want to put lipstick on just to wait for her to ask for me to kiss her little chubby baby silk mittens!

And, in looking at this photo, I get all emotional because I realize how soft and tender her little paws are in my dry and wrinkled hand. I realize how long my journey has been and how far she has yet to come. I want to make the journey easier for her. I want her to light her own path with her smile and I don't want my kisses to wear off of her hands. Not ever.

8 comments:

autismfamily said...

She looks so cute. The speech therapist my son Matt had for three years would put stamped inkings on his hand as a reward. I always knew what day speech occurreed since his hand was covered in stamps.

Casdok said...

A beautiful photo :)

Lilly's Life said...

That is a gorgeous photo of Sarah. Beautiful eyes and smile. I read a post today written by a mother who said that when her son started school she kissed his hands and then told him that when he missed her all he had to to do was put his hands to his face and it would be like mommy kissing his cheek. I thought it was very cute and worked a charm apparently. I hope Sarah always keeps her kisses too.

Stonefox (otherwise known as Heidi) said...

Sarah is beautiful! I have a Sarah too, and she lives up to the meaning of her name "Princess."

I have been thinking about you this week and the journey that you are on. It resembes my own in so many ways, I thought to share with you this verse I read that helped me: "How is it that you turn back again to the weak and beggerly elements?" (Gal. 4:9) Frequently I tend to veer off into those old thought patterns and tendencies. But this encouraged me to stick to the higher road that I have found. In some small way, I pray you are encouraged to stick to your high path too.

Sorry for the book! Just wanted to encourage you today.

Mickie-Autistic by Injection said...

Sarah is truly a beautiful little girl.

lonestar818 said...

That is so sweet! She's a cutie :)

hellokittiemama said...

So sweet. I love this! :)

Elizabeth Channel said...

That is the sweetest! I just love those chubbly hands. Sometimes I wish they could stay this age for an extra few years : )