Thursday, July 17, 2008

Photostory Friday~ Stuck On You


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The other day, as I sat engrossed in something I am entirely not able to recall at this moment (dang that mommy brain), Sugar Bear sidled up to me, stood silently by my side until I finally looked down at her. The face looking up at me was one of pure joy. The sort of joy you really only see in the face of a child. Her smile lit up her angelic face, and despite the numerous stickers she so lovinly placed on her delicate features, I saw the most beautiful person in the world.

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There are days when I just wish I could wrap this child up in my arms and stop time. The simple act of silliness pulled me from my task, and enveloped me in the love of being a mom. I felt so blessed to be a part of such an amazing journey. As she danced around the room singing, "look at me........look at me.....LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOK at my stickers!" I couldn't help but giggle, and feel grateful for my life.

After several minutes I asked her if I could take a picture of her stickers. She happily obliged. As she stood proudly, showing her work of art, I snapped one of the truest smiles I have ever captured. It was a gift to me.

Nearly 10 minutes later she presented me with further gifts.....ones only a parent can love.

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Have a great weekend.

38 Live It or Love It:

Laura said...

Oh my, what a silly little sweetie Miss Sugar is! And I totally know what you mean about wanting to stop time...*sigh*

The Mom said...

Fun!!

Neutral Dwelling said...

Awww! Enjoy the moments because they certainly do grow up fast!

MamaGeek said...

Oh Corey, I get this. I get every word of this. Some days I wish there were a PAUSE button because it just all goes by in the form of a blink.

Excellent post my friend!!

Autumn said...

I don't know what the heck is wrong with me. I teared up when I read "I snapped one of the truest smiles I have ever captured" While looking at her sweet face and smile, I think I have a new favorite Sugar picture.
So sweet Corey, what a blessing that you have her. Hugs!

beth said...

Truly wonderful smile. I love these little moments of childhood.

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous smile!

Have you had to pick stickers out of your hair, yet? Fun!

Christina said...

I saw a new post and got all excited, thinkin you're back up and running...and then I realized you probably pre-posted this yesterday, huh?

At any rate, it's great to see Sugar's smiling face again. And oh, what a smile! She is such a sweetie. that desire to wrap her up and freeze time...I know it well.

And I love it that she gifted you with the stickers - sounds just like my N!

scrappysue said...

that's precious! you take some great pics

Carolyn said...

Wonderful post. Sugar's smile made my heart sing tonight. Thanks Corey! I've missed you too.

Cecily R said...

That is one BRILLIANT smile. It seems like the simplest things tug at my mommy heart the most.

Great PSF. You always help me keep my priorities in check!

david mcmahon said...

I totally understand. I have a briefcase that has nothing work-related in it, but is full of treasures from my children, collected over the years.

We're back in Melbourne after a WONDERFUL time in Malaysia.

Gayle said...

For the short time I've been a fan, you are right...that is the bestest (?) smile I've ever seen! That is a I-Love-You-Mommy-Melt-Your-Heart Smile! :) You go Sugar!

Irene said...

That is an amazing smile! It just radiates complete joy! Perfect Photostory photo!

AnnD said...

I was immediately struck by her beauty! She's just a beautiful, beautiful little girl. Love the moment and I love the stickers. But, she's just sooooo pretty!

Chris Osborne said...

What is it with kids and stickers? I didn't even get it when I was a kid.

Head Gaggler said...

Oh she is adorable! Yeah, we are total sticker nuts in my house too. Way cute!

Alexandria said...

She's absolutely beautiful! I loved your story. It sounds like one of those moments you'll remember forever.

The Apron Queen said...

VERY adorable. One time my children found a box of band-aids & a box of pantyliners. They stuck them all over themselves & paraded around the house. Very silly. But the really funny part was they stuck them all over one of hte windows in the guest room. I did not find it for a few days. So, for days people drove by my house & wondered why there were pantyliners in hte window!! :)

Stop by for our latest adventure: http://anapronaday.blogspot.com/2008/07/moody-gardens-in-galveston-texas.html

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Great story, wonderful pix!

JC said...

Inspiring post, wonderful photos! But... no one will ever convince me that only a parent can love gifts like those :-)

Jenty said...

Hee hee, she's just the cutest! That expression on her face is just priceless!

Ryanne said...

That is a wonderful story. Being a mommy is the greatest job ever isn't it? She is so precious!

Megan (FriedOkra) said...

Hee hee - I've been missin' that SugarBear smile.

Susan said...

Great shot! I love those fun little moments.

Veggie Mom said...

What a cutie pie! Was she able to put some of those stickers back in her sticker book, or were they tossed at the end of the day?

Jo Beaufoix said...

Hee hee, that is gorgeous. I am always going out covered in stickers. you forget don't you. That smile is priceless.

latree said...

the way you yell has made this picture even more precious. she's so cute!

Mary Ann said...

I LOVE that sticker covered face! I think that should be your new blog header picture! It is totally adorable!

Susie said...

Oh Corey! What a beautiful story to go along with a beautiful smile as well as a beautiful hand. That's awesome!

Dana said...

She is a beautiful girl. It's fun when they find some other places to put stickers.

Casey's trio said...

Absolutely beautiful picture of your daughter. And how great your story was of the special monet you shared:)

ispeakbeanish said...

Sugar and The Bean just mirror each other in so many ways. We have had lots of fun with stickers this week. Sticking them on faces and clothes and the washing machine. Sharing them with Mommy and sticking them on her face too. Such sweeties we have.

lisaschaos said...

Hey, I'll take stickers over makeup any day. :)

holly said...

personally i don't consider me OR my children put together until we have our sticker sheets on. oh yes, a sheet a day keeps the blues away...

Michelle said...

what a fun post! Kayla loves to stick stickers all over us too :)

Childlife said...

Awww! Very sweet! And she looks quite pleased with herself too :)

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

I loved the picture of Sugar with the 'stickered' face as soon as I saw it in your header! And I'm so way behind and just now catching up, so I get to this post last... What a precious little Sugar Bear you have. :)

Oh yes - and your wedding ring is beautiful!!

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