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Monday, November 2, 2009

It's What's on the inside that matters


Lying next to my Sugar Bear while she settled down to sleep the night of Halloween, I found myself feeling extremely squishy on the inside. You know what I'm talking about. Those moments when you feel like your heart might turn to mush under the pressure of all the love you have inside it.


Snuggled up close to my girl, I slowly breathed in all that is her sweet, sweet innocence. I buried my face in her hair, and held her close to my thumpin' heart. Feeling her squirm a bit, as my breath tickled her neck, I smiled into the dark.


Relaxing into our embrace, I decided to risk hyping her up again, in favor of hearing her thoughts on the events of the Halloween holiday.


I whispered into her tiny ear, "Sugar, what was your most FAVORITE part of Halloween, this year?", expecting the obvious answer, "CANDY!"


But what sang from her lips was far from that. As she turned her face towards mine, my little love uttered, "You Mama! You! All of the best things start with YOU!" ♥ ♥ ♥


I was caught off guard by her heartfelt remark, I found my eyes fill with tears of gratitude for this precious gift laying by my side. Once again, I buried my face into her silky hair, and murmured over and over again, "Thank you, Baby! Thank you, Baby!"


My girl truly understands the importance of telling those we love, exactly how we feel. It is never a good time to hold back sharing our inner emotions. Now's the time. There is no reason to wait. Just look into your heart, and speak the truth.


In fact, tonight, Sugar Bear informed me of a very important word she created. HUGGAFUL. According to simply means be so very thankful for hugs. "Mama, I am so huggaful tonight!", as she squeezed her little arms tightly around my neck. I simply squeaked out, "Me too, Baby! Me Too!"

Are YOU Huggaful today?

17 Live It or Love It:

Janet said...

Ah! That gave me a warm feeling in my heart too! Thank God for daughters! :)

Marcelle said...

THANKS FOR I'm crying!!!!

She is so precious and I can understand why you feel the way you do about her...she is such a gift to your life and to mine here in blogland.

Fantastic series of photo's...

Susie said...

awwww! now that was one sweet post. i definitely feel the hugs pouring out of here.
beautiful pictures--she sure is growing fast!

Tabitha Blue said...

Oh I'm SO hugaful right now and acutally cudding with my girl as I type... but about to close this computer and just hug her for a minute before we have to get up! This is the most beautiful post... and that was such a beautiful moment!! :)

AJ said...

Such a beautiful post! Thanks for sharing.

Killlashandra said...

Your Sugar Bear is so wonderful! What a beautiful thing to say to you after all the excitement of Halloween. :) Sure looks like she liked pullling out all the pumpkin innards too. ;)

MOO said...

Your Sugar Bear DEFINITELY is Huggaful! These snaps certainly show her soul...

Donetta said...

Oh I love it. I have been laying with my daughter and hearing her heart. It is a wonderful thing.

Autumn said...

You made me all teary! Sweet wonderful little girl you have.

Anonymous said...

You have definitely done something right. Thanks for sharing the mush with us!

Unknown said...

What a sweet sure have a lovely little lady there!

Michelle said...

You have an amazingly precious daughter! and I love her word huggaful!

Anonymous said...

What a sweetie!!!

Gayle said...

That is a very beautiful and personal story you have shared with your blog family. Having such a close relationship with your daughter is a blessing.

Unknown said...

oh my word. I just teared up a little - that is sooo sweet! :-)

Stephanie @ Figments said...

Very sweet - love the innocence.

Christina said...


That has got to be one of the sweetest things ever. They have such a way of touching our hearts, don't they? You have such a way with words, and it's clear that she's inherited that from you. What a treasure, Corey!

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