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The Little Things :-)

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This Is My Hand

My Hand Will Do

A Thousand Loving Things With You

You Will Remember

When I Am Tall

That Once My Hand Was Just This Small

A few months before he died, my dad found a little handprint in one of his favorite books. Scrawled next to it were the words “Heather–3 Yrs Old.” What he must have felt I don’t presume to know. But as I measure the distance between the moment I pressed my hand on that page and his death shortly before my twelfth birthday, the thing that stands out to me is that it felt like a flash in the pan.

Even when connections are not cut short, our little ones do not stay little for long, do they!?!!? Let’s enjoy them!

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10 Responses to The Little Things :-)

  1. rawkinmom says:

    omg!!! THis post was so precious and made me teary eyed!!!! :(

  2. Annemarie Orrick Laquidara via FB says:

    Well said! Enjoy every moment!

  3. Mommypotamus via FB says:

    Thanks, Annemarie! Although sometimes have little ones is more of a challenge than I feel up for I try to savor it as much as I can. :)

  4. Amanda says:

    My mum is a kindergarten teacher – and she does a series of art projects that involve finger and hand prints every year. At the end of the year, each of the children has a book compiled with all their hand print art projects, and a copy of this little poem. I would imagine that is a very special gift for mommies & daddies.

  5. Amy W. says:

    Absolutely precious. I did these things with my son, but have not been good about doing them with my daughter. I think we will get finger paints, clay and paper next week and begin recording her life, just as I did her big brothers.

    • Heather says:

      I am having the same problem with Micah. Some things I just haven’t written down. On the other hand I’ve taken more photos. It’s hard to fit it all in!

  6. Elisabeth says:

    I love this.

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