Thursday, October 29, 2009

Twisted Around Her Little Finger...

"Even now, all possible feelings do not yet exist, there are still those that lie beyond our capacity and our imagination. From time to time, when a piece of music no one has ever written or a painting no one has ever painted, or something else impossible to predict, fathom or yet describe takes place, a new feeling enters the world. And then, for the millionth time in the history of feeling, the heart surges and absorbs the impact."
Nicole Krauss (The History of Love)

I think this quote perfectly describes my love for Eliza.

My heart has continually expanded over the past seven weeks, making more room to love little Eliza Eden. Of course I loved my daughter as soon as she was born, but I am learning to find love I never knew existed. And just when I thought my love had reached some unthinkable high, she coos as she sleeps in her swinging chair, and I melt.

In short, Dr. Seuss describes this feeling best with his story of the Grinch (although I have never had a shortage of love).

Heart BEFORE Eliza:
Heart AFTER Eliza:Obviously, motherhood changes you...for the better. It's like hearing all those little Whos sing...and c'mon- we all know that is the best part of that move/book.


  1. That totally IS the best part--except the little dog. I love him. I don't remember his name. Let's call him Toby :)

  2. It's so true, Celia. I loved Hayd when he was born, but it seems inconsequential compared to how much i love him now. It's crazy. And i am glad we have reconnected too! You are incredible!

  3. Its amazing isnt! glad you got a bubble bath it bad i took another one today lol


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