Wednesday, March 20, 2013

i'll miss you winter

i've been watching spring in the making here in southern california. buds slowly unfold on trees, the smell of a thousand beautiful flowers bloom, pollen floats in the wind. my morning walks are filled with this new life.

but i will miss the winter this year. spring means that the cocoon has opened up and the outside world is with us more and more. francesca is now four and a half months old. i stood on the sidewalk with her the other day while she watched cars zoom down the road. i wondered what she thought of them, not knowing just yet that they are cars. i remind myself daily that she hasn't seen this or that yet. and i can't wait to show her. 

except that i can.

i've quietly noted francesca's days and months and jotted down all her newness. this time, i am hoarding it to myself, like a secret. for her? for me? i don't quite know. maybe if i keep it to myself the time will slow down. 

tomorrow, i will celebrate you spring. today i am still with winter.


  1. I've just recently stumbled across your little family, but I am awestruck by the quiet beauty each of you possess.

    Truly beautiful. Something to look forward to, someone to look up to.
    Thank you.

  2. Sweet post. I can understand you wanting to slow down time. It does go by so very fast. Enjoy your Winter, treasure it. Beautiful blog.

  3. Ah, I feel the EXACT same way. My second baby will be 6 months next week. Welcome spring, but thank you, winter -- you will be missed.

  4. i just found your blog and it's so, so lovely. everything, literally everything in this post is beautiful. the picture of you two is adorable and you'll treasure it forever:)