Monday, May 26, 2008

Devoted To You (<- click there)

Fanny recently got her bangs trimmed, and now that I can see her face, I'm struck by features I never really noticed before... like how Carly Simonesque her (beautiful) wide mouth is. (And I will ignore her dear Uncle in Bend who is whispering "Stephen Tyler!").

Jane asked me the other day how come Fanny & Bronwyn are so cute and how come other babies aren't as cute as our Fanny & Bronwyn. I told her it's because we know them, and they are endeared to our hearts. Most of what beguiles us has to do with all the heart strings that have been tied simply by gazing upon them, being near to them and growing fond of them. They could be the ugliest babies on the block, but with their charming babbles and sweet smiles intended just for our delight, we'd never know it.

In the words of Michael McBride & me maither, " You are my dear my darlin' one, my smilin' and beguilin' one. I love the ground you walk upon." Ah Mo mhúirnín óg. Poppet. Chickabiddy. :)

Darling you can count on me
'Til the sun dries up the sea
Until then I'll always be
Devoted to you

I'll be yours 'til endless time
I'll adore your charms sublime
Guess by now you know that I'm
Devoted to you


Anonymous said...

That silky hair, those sweet-soft cheeks, those tiny flower-picking fingers...thank you for sharing her deliciousness.

Heather said...

You sound as 'in love' with your dear little ones as much as I am with my boys. Carly Simon has a beautiful song on her latest CD 'Into White' called "Love of My Life" where she so poignantly describes the love of a mother for her child. I think you would like it.