lavender in her golden hair.

i'm reading a good book, "Things I want my daughters to know" (alexandra stoddard)


and last night i read the sentence, "you will only be with them a short time."


and i wanted to curl up in bed next to my sleeping beauty of a teenage girl, just to hold her close, just to have one more night with her breathing next to me...

  • journeyswithasimplegirl 3y

    "you will only be with them a short time." ~ alexandra stoddard, "Things I want my daughters to know"
  • Kristin 3y

    she is such a beauty. as are you.
    all will be well. all will be well. xoxo
  • damiec 3y

    I feel this sentiment so much that it hurts sometimes, and mine are not as far on their journey as yours, so I can only imagine. love love love to you.
  • (sam I am) 3y

    Sweet Angela.......what a wonderful shot. I feel the same way at times. Makes you want to hold on to every little detail. xx
  • *tracie west* 3y

    absolutely beautiful and touching too. I just got a cookbook that Elena took all the pictures for, it's gorgeous, in it the author wrote, we are only with them a short time too, then they are adults for like the next 60 years, it hit me too as I read that yesterday. It also made me giggle because when I had them all, it seemed like I had so much time ahead of me, now they are all growing so fast, the boys are taller than me and I'm getting anxious, already feeling a little down at the thought of Austin moving on and out. This is such a gorgeous tribute to your oldest girl. She is beautiful just like her mama.
  • Véro 3y

    Lavander in the hair.....perfect perfum for tenderness & "souvenirs" ....
    The time with our children is always too short but is also so intensive....
    xox Angela !
  • Helen 3y

    This is a great point of view, nice shot :)
  • Johanna 3y

    I want to copy Kristin's words: all will be well. You've composed this shot in a touching way, she with the road ahead of her. That is a strong metaphor.
  • Claire A1980 3y

    So touching, Angela. I should go call my mom :)
  • Jill 3y

    sounds like a great book. And a good reminder for me when I have moments where I think, I can't wait until they are older!
  • Kirstin 3y

    I so get this, Angela.
    Teenagedom is tough and yet somewhere deep inside, they're actually still our girls.
  • beth retro 3y

  • Andrea 3y

    Yes, oh yes. I too have felt these feelings and maternal longings. Such a precious photo of beautiful Gaia, angela.
  • journeyswithasimplegirl 3y

    xox to all you wonderful mamas and daughters...
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