"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.
The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer
3 days ago