2.23.2012

Sewing

The other day, I dusted off sewing machine.
Not just once, but twice in one day...
 I sat down and put thread in fabric.

First, while Eva napped.
The second time, we were all upstairs.
Eva and her daddy were playing in her room.

I sat down to finish up a few last stitches.
Hoping I could get through this little bit before Eva noticed I was busy.

Soon, I felt little hands on my leg.
I sighed a little.
I was caught.

Eva climbed up in the chair behind me.
So much for finishing up.

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I watch mommy?
Sure baby, you can watch.

She stood there, hands on my shoulders.
And I sewed on...
finishing up one piece and moving on to another.

I talked about what I was doing.
She listened.

Sewing mommy?
Yep, we are sewing.
Then, a little chin was on my shoulder.

It was one of those moments I didn't know I had been dreaming of...
until it was happening.

An ordinary moment...
that I almost sighed away.
Almost missed.

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Michael picked up my camera and took some photos.
I was so happy later to find out he had. 

I will never forget...
but she probably won't remember.

So glad I can show her...
her very first sewing lesson.

And another lesson for mommy...
on just relaxing and enjoying these little moments.
 The best, are the ones you never expect.

29 comments:

Nancy said...

Wow. So, so sweet. So glad this moment was captured.

Kelly said...

it's so great that he caught it. i know you'll cherish it forever.

bird and tree said...

os so precious! What a special moment! I am so glad (for & with you) that he caught these on camera!! Beautiful!

Mel said...

Oh wow. This post made me cry. I'm sorry I don't leave more comments but I read all your posts! Often during nursing sessions. I love this momet & it reminded me how thankful I am that I had a girl :)

Carissa Marie said...

This is so precious! As much as I dislike watching Plum grow up, it's these kind of moments that help a lot in somehow making it okay.

I love motherhood.

thetoddlerwhisperer said...

So precious. I am all too guilty about being selfish with "my" time. When all our littles want are a bit of togetherness.

Cari from Bubble Gum on my Shoe said...

I think this might be one of my favorite posts ever...EVER!!! Because it's never the first step, or first word, or riding the bike, those are great, wonderful moments. But you hit the nail on the head, the moments that mean the most are the ones you never even thought of. The ordinary ones are the best. I also loved that Michael took those pictures and captured that perfect moment. {you could probably sew a cutie cute apron...}

hannah singer said...

nessa. you always capture such delightful joys! i love this post xo
hope you're having a lovely week!

Amy said...

so lovely to have pictures of this moment!

MixedMolly said...

What a beautiful reminder with very sweet pictures.

Nessa @{Casa Braaflat} said...

so pure and sweet. this is just lovely!

ShanMall said...

What an amazing moment!!

tasha said...

this is so beautiful - the words and photos. i loved this part:

It was one of those moments I didn't know I had been dreaming of...
until it was happening.


An ordinary moment...
that I almost sighed away.
Almost missed.

thanks for stopping by my blog! i'm so glad i stopped by here and found yours!

Jacci said...

Perfect. I can feel the little chin :) loved this.

Kate said...

Found you through ETC, your blog looks great! What a wonderful moment to have captured!
Happy Thursday-
Kat from ummmnowwhat.blogspot.com

nic said...

now THAT is a gorgeous moment. i've been sewing again lately too, and oh how i wish for chins still little enough for a time like this.

beautiful.

Bekah said...

oh my gosh. SO sweet. What a perfect moment

Adrienne said...

ahhh...this made me teary. It takes me back to many, many, many priceless unplanned moments. What a great treasure to have these photos! I have a dear friend, with kids just a bit older than mine, who was so good at setting aside the tasks in favor of the little person (or including them!) and I'm so grateful she was in my life cause I'm not sure I would have been as sensitive to how important this is without her! You are shining a light as you share this moment!

Caty said...

Oh my gosh, this made me tear up! I can only hope that I will share a moment like this with my daughter and get it captured!

Thank you for sharing this! What a GREAT moment!

ginanorma said...

I can't take how sweet this is! My girl is 17 now, and I miss these moments, so beautiful!

Hespyhesp said...

Beautiful pictures, beautiful post!

Melanie said...

My sweet friend, you have no idea how much this touched me. Thank you for sharing this beautiful moment, & kudos to the awesome hubs!

little tidbits of joy said...

That is so precious! What a blessing to share such a sweet moment and have photos to remember it!

Traci said...

Awesome moment and so great that you have pictures capture it. I love these moments.

Wendy said...

Oh my gosh, how sweet! It truly is the little unexpected moments! How wonderful that you got some pictures of it!

allison barker said...

:)

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Our Beautiful Life said...

oh my, my, my - how sweet. my eyes are swelled with tears because my heart is overflowing for you and your precious one. hugs!

Noe said...

what a sweet moment captured! I am sure this will stay in your heart forever... and the pic will keep it for lil monster to reminisce. Thank You for sharing it with us!

Adriel (The Mommyhood Memos) said...

this is just the sweetest.
THE sweetest.