Thursday, April 17, 2008

The hands of a child There is nothing that will make your heart soar like the hands of your daughter touching your face for the first time. Her delicate little fingers exploring the face of her mother who's love for her has no end. I will never forget the first time Audrey Grace placed her precious little hands on my mouth. We were playing in the floor and I was "gettin her neck sugar" when all of a sudden her hands, that usually move so erratically, slowly moved towards my face and gently began examining it. I just sat there as the tears slowly trickled down my checks and let her have her way. There was some pinching and poking involved but I didn't mind. My precious child had finally "found" her mama. She always does it now when I put my face close to hers but it only gets sweeter with time. There is nothing like the soft, little hands of your child loving you back.


5 comments:

Nenie said...

Mannio, how very sweet! Your journal is priceless to us who are privileged to read it, but just think what it will mean to your children and grandchildren in the future. Who among us would not be delighted to have such an accounting.

I have to "hand" it to you, Mannio! You are a winner "hands down"! Love Nenie.

Emily said...

WOW! See, that's what scares me about becoming a mother one day...I'm not sure I could express such sentiments after having only 12-15 hours of sleep over the course of 5 days. (Just ask Eric about my demeanor after missing just a few hours one night!) ;) If there were such a thing, you would like totally win "Mommy Idol"! You're amazing! Luv ya bunches!

Lorie said...

Amanda, I'm new at this so here goes. I love to go to these blogs of young mothers. I remember in my children's lives when I read about your experiences now. Enjoy for the time passes so quickly. Hope you got my little package love you guys Bubba

Amanda said...

Thanks for reading Bubba!
We did get your package, thanks so much. Hope to see you sometime soon!

Kelly Spezzano said...

I just can't hardly wait to experience this! (regardless of whether I have a boy or a girl)

Thanks for letting us see your little piece of heaven! :)