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LAMB: Here you are waiting by the window for Nanny to come and collect you. I always look forward to Wednesday afternoons when I have time to myself, but as soon as you're gone I stumble around the house feeling a bit disorientated. I feel superfluous when you're not around. What did I do before I had kids again? I surely had more time, energy and money and what I did with these things seems frivolous now. When you return to me in the evenings (usually fast asleep on Nanny's shoulder) I realise just how much I've missed you. I tuck you into bed and, feeling a little bit like a stalker, lie down next to you and watch you sleeping. I watch your eyes flutter and wonder what you are dreaming of. I watch the gentle rise and fall of your chest and note how calm and angelic you look. Once more peace returns to my universe. Until you wake up, that is.

19 comments:

  1. Those curtains! Such a beautiful picture.

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  2. So beautifully put! Bet she was happy to be home too :)

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  3. Beautiful words, that will be so special for her to read when she grows up xx

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  4. Beautiful words, gorgeous image.
    x

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  5. just beautiful, your words and the photo. xx

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  6. Just an adorable post. You really conjure up the feeling of being a little lost without your little one however much you need a moment of solitude. Your photography is just a complete delight. (Just realised I am posting as Ville, this is Julia from arockandasoftplace.blogspot.com)

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  7. Beautiful post! I too wonder what I ever did with my time before having a baby.

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  8. What beautiful light and words...

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  9. What a stunning picture :) I know what it's like to be a stalker... I do the very same with my little girl. She's always with me but I still miss her! Especially when she sleeps...

    Sophie xo

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  10. Your little one is so sweet standing in front of the window. I do know that feeling one of wanting some peace but missing the noise all at the same time. They look so angelic when they sleep don't they. x

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  11. hi there -- i'm visiting from jodi's blog...this is such a stunning photo! just...wow :)

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  12. Beautiful picture and beautiful words. You captured the feeling perfectly. I almost feel relieved that #2 is on the way, now that my big girl is approaching school age! I don't think I would know what to do with myself otherwise!

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  13. A fabulous image. She looks like she's waiting to dance. x

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  14. Just so beautiful! She is darling. x

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  15. Um ya... I'm in love with this one too. Your photos are beautiful.

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  16. BEAUTIFUL photo, girl, and words. xo

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