Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Slow it down

she's growing up.

i can almost see the girl she is becoming

and the baby that i'm losing.

slow it down


slow it down

Thursday, April 22, 2010

We must talk in every telephone
Get eaten off the web
We must rip out all the epilogues in the books that we have read
And in the face of every criminal
Strapped firmly to a chair
We must stare, we must stare, we must stare

We must take all of the medicines too expensive now to sell
Set fire to the preacher who is promising us hell
And in the ear of every anarchist that sleeps but doesn’t dream
We must sing, we must sing, we must sing

-Conor Oberst "At The Bottom of Everything"

Sunday, April 11, 2010

10 things i love about her

1 the way she says "bup" every time she wants up

2 the deep crease in her knee, and how she giggles when i kiss it

3 the fact that everything is either "dowww" for dog or "duck"

4 the patch of hair in the back of her head. it is the only part that grows

5 the fact that she gives everything hugs

6 her newly acquired skill of puckering her lips for kisses

7 the nights she goes back and forth kissing daddy and me in bed

8 her most perfect and joyful smile. it fixes everything

9 the mornings we spend in bed, just cuddling each other for hours

10 the reason and purpose that she has given my life

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Famous Madeline: A Tribute

Maddie, I've never met you....but I love you.

I love your parents, your dog Rigby, and your beautiful little sister Annabel.

I would do anything to ease their pain. To make living without you less painful. Even for just one minute.

I'm sure you already know that you have changed the world.

Your golden curls and infectious smile can be seen all over the internet today.

Your parents set up a non-profit organization in your name so people can help the families of sick babies everywhere.

People are even Marching for Maddie all over the country!

Little girl, you are amazing.

I've never met you, but I love you.

And millions of other people do, too.