Sunday, January 31, 2010

WHAT I WOULD TELL HER: (If I knew what to say.)

I'm a real softie, quick to emotional tears when something or someone touches my heart.  That's how I felt when I saw this video on one of the blogs I follow, Persistent Green.  The words were written by Katherine Center and the images are from the Shutter Sisters.

If you love inspirational words and beautiful images, especially if you are a mom, you will love this. Keep the tissue box handy...

Isn't that one of the most beautiful things you have seen in awhile?  Oh my oh my, that made me cry ... 

Here's the words if you would like to hold on to them.

WHAT I WOULD TELL HER: (If I knew what to say.)

You are a miracle.

And I have to love you this fiercely: So that you can feel it even after you leave for school, or even while you are asleep, or even after your childhood becomes a memory.

You’ll forget all this when you grow up. But it’s okay.
Being a mother means having your heart broken.

And it means loving and losing and falling apart and coming back together.

And it’s the best there is. And also, sometimes, the worst.

Sometimes you won’t have anyone to talk to.

Sometimes you’ll wonder if you’ve forgotten who you are.

But you must remember this: What you’re doing matters.

And you have to be brave with your life so that others can be brave with theirs.

The truth is, being a woman is a gift. Tenderness is a gift. Intimacy is a gift. And nurturing the good in this world is a nothing short of a privilege.

That’s why I have to love you this way. So I can give what I have to you. So that you can carry it in your body and pass it on.

I have watched you sleep. I’ve kissed you a million times. And I know something that you don’t, yet:

You are writing the story of your only life every single minute of every day.

And my greatest hope for you, sweet child, is that I can teach you how to write a good one.


  1. Hi Felicia! I love how this video is catching on, spreading out like ripples with each person it touches! We all need images of beauty and important thoughts like these in our lives.


  2. Agreed, Amanda. It's so lovely - I have watched/listened to it several times already.

  3. Love it Felicia! It's beautiful just like you!

    See you Friday!

    xoxo, Mary


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