Her Heart Has 20/20 Vision

Girl Powers: Mom, when I see things – but I’m not seeing them with my eyes, you know, like, I can’t really see them – then I’m seeing them with my heart, right?

Me: Right, baby.

GP: Like, right now I can see Mor Mor and Grandpa’s house even though we’re not there yet. Or, like in Land Before Time how Littlefoot can see his mom, even though she already died.

Me: Yep, exactly.

GP: And sometimes, you can see things with your heart that already happened a long time ago.

Me: Right…like a memory you keep in your heart.

GP: Like, I can remember the first time I met you, mom.

Me: You can? What was it like?

GP: Well, I cried. Because I was a newborn baby. And that was when I made you a mommy.

Me: Yes, love. I remember. I cried, too. I’m so glad you can still see that with your heart.

it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, quote, little prince, antoine de saint exupery


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8 Responses to Her Heart Has 20/20 Vision

  1. Cassie October 18, 2012 at 9:07 am #

    This makes my heart shimmer (another GP quote). Love her, and love you!

    • Sarah October 22, 2012 at 7:48 pm #

      Exactly. xo

  2. Kristen @ Motherese October 18, 2012 at 11:35 am #

    Oh my sweetness! I love this. xo

  3. Kirsetin October 18, 2012 at 12:08 pm #

    “…the first time I met you, mom.” Just lovely, GP. This made my day!

    • Sarah October 22, 2012 at 7:47 pm #

      Thank you, Kirsetin! It was a lovely moment, that’s for sure. :)

  4. rebecca @ altared spaces October 26, 2012 at 5:22 am #

    “I think the experience of parenting is profound, and at the same time I wish we’d all lighten up about it a little.” I got this from your about page, and then got here…and the two seem to go together so amazingly.

    Parenting is about the small moments and the big moments, because the small is where the big lives. You’ve captured it as you listened. Parenting 101.

    I found you at Motherese. Wonderful find.

    • Sarah October 27, 2012 at 5:09 am #

      Thank you so much, Rebecca! For the wise words, and for stopping by and leaving them here. (Kristen @ Motherese is wonderful, right? :) )

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