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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Listen With Your Eyes




My husband Paul and I are official emptynesters. Not quite sure how the years slipped away so quickly, but they did. This morning as I sat quietly before the Lord I had this memory of our baby girl Libby. She was always our little firecracker of a child and had a large personality even as a toddler. I can remember being busy with my day and she would ask me a question. I would always answer her, but if I didn't look into her eyes and answer, she would take her little hands and grip my face and turn it so we met eye to eye. It was like she was saying, "Mommy, listen with your eyes."

This little sentimental journey was soul food for me. I think every individual wants to feel what they have to say is important. Hearts are crying throughout the land, "Do you see me? Am I worth loving? Does anyone care? Is what I have to say important to you?"

I would give anything to have little Libby on my lap right now and I would listen with my eyes.

4 comments:

b.fox* said...

Ooooooh. I love this post! My BABY BIBBY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
How I love her so! I can't wait for her and IKE BOY To come back!

Ria Thurston said...

This was soooo sweet! Thank you for sharing about your darling girl :) She is so precious - they all are!

Kristi Butler said...

I share those feelings with you...about the three that have flown from our nest. Aaaaah, such sweet memories.

I love you and can't wait to see you soon!

Hugs

Truly His said...

Oh, Mom, that made me cry...

I was just telling Isaac that story yesterday - no lie!

I was talking to him and he looked the other way and I said, "are you listening?" haha! He said.. "Yeah, I am just looking at the trees too." I said I use to take my moms face and turn it towards me! :)

I love you, mom. You always listened with your eyes to me. :)

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