Thursday, November 12, 2009

There's Something About Sophie

Here is our little Sophie a few weeks after Gracie was born over a year ago.
She was the proudest big sister!

Her thinning hair, however, is the visual proof of her sadness when I had to leave her, as well as Mia, to be hospitalized on bed rest to keep from going into labor with Gracie.

17 days.
Probably felt more like 117 days to little Sophie.
She went from having Mommy by her side 24/7 to GONE in a flash.

The impact my hospital stay had on her made me realize just how sensitive & emotional she is.

Earlier this week at bedtime we were reading their choice of books.
Sophie's choice: Mommy's Best Kisses. Mia's choice: Her Bible

We were reading in Luke about the birth of Jesus. Sophie was so entrigued about Jesus' birth. She couldn't understand why he had to go to Heaven so soon. I told her why Jesus went to Heaven & then she looked up at me, with tears in her eyes, and asked if he will ever get to come back here with us.

Eventually the conversation turned into us talking about how ALL of us will have to go to Heaven one day.

She hugged me tightly while crying and said, "Mommy I will just miss you so much when you go away to Heaven. You are not going soon are you?"

This left me speechless and I felt the strangest feeling come over me.
I thought deeply about the real FACT that I will, one day, physically leave them.
I will no longer be able to touch them.
Hold them.
Kiss them.

The reality of that was so scary.

But actually thinking about this, validated every single choice I make each and every day.
It is why everything I do is for my girls.

Today I did a funny photo shoot of Soph after school.

With my STELLAR Kodak Easy Share.

Don't be jealous.

She showed me sad....

and Happy!

Then scared...

and angry.

This picture was my favorite of the day.

Sophie holding her "CASH" as she so proudly calls it.

Today she grabbed a whopping $8 off my desk and said,
"Wow, Mom! Look at this CASH!"

Like she invented the word CASH.
It was so funny!

She is such a big girl these days...
She can write her entire first name!

Dear Sophie, you are such a special part of our family & I
thank God everyday for every second I get to spend with you.


Ms_Mae00 said...

What a sweet & fun photo shoot.

I cannot wait to see how our Sophie handles getting a little sister. Hopefully there are no complications and I am only gone for a day.

I cannot imagine how sad it was to be away from them for 17 days!!!

Unknown said...

What a total sweetheart! I never thought a lot about leaving earth to be in heaven until my girls were born--and just like you I treasure every single moment.

They are now my entire world.

Love this post, Marta! You are such a great momma!

Ashley said...

Hi! Not sure how I stumbled across your blog...but I have :) Your girls are precious! Just wanted to say that I couldn't agree with you more on what you wrote on your side bar about staying home. Best job in the world...from one stay-at-home mom to another...good job:)

mel @ the larson lingo said...

She is so cute! Her blue eyes are GORGEOUS! Love all her funny faces!

chefamily said...

what a sweet and special post. I love all the faces of Sophie! What a cutie!

jonahbonah said...

So, I was thinkin' oughta have another baby so you can have 4 girls like you have 3 sisters...just a thought. Oh, and what if you had twins?? That would be so great! The world could use some more cute girls, like yours!!

Such a fun post! She's a doll!

Heather @ Glitter and Gloss said...

Awh, what a sweetie!! 17 days!?! I can't even imagine!


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