Friday, May 17, 2013

the little people...

as the little one grows within me
i am increasingly aware of how Lily and Sean are turning out as people

more often than not
i notice that as we look forward to welcoming a brand-new human to love and guide
i also notice at the same time
that the other two are already very much
who they will probably be for the rest of their lives

you can get so bogged down worrying about the future
that you forget whats happening right in front of you

we've done alright, i think
these two are wondrous
and i am in awe

our mothers day...

usually starts early. 
the kids are so excited to give me their presents they can barely wait till the sun rises.
blurry-eyed, i summon up all the cheer i can muster
(i am NOT a morning person)
and we all open my gifts and read their hand-made cards

my eyes welled up
they had written such beautiful words
brimming with so much heartfelt love
that the room was almost aglow with it

they scamper off to make me a cup of tea in my favourite
china cup
and a slice of delicious, buttery pannetone...

the day is full of promise

paul has been charged with the task of making
beetroot gnocchi with kale pesto for our lunch
the beetroot gnocchi with kale pesto was a ripper

lily flipping out her wobbly and perfectly luscious lemon pannacotta

all the impossibly youthful mum, who
lives to dote on us all.
she is truly inspiring and selfless
i hope to be much like her someday.
i love you mum.