Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Finding the Heart

"Without even looking for it the heart of everything is all around you." ~Mama Hen
We have been getting quite a bit of snow here in New England. With the snow comes a lot of icicles. I noticed a beautiful scene at my mom's house and had to capture it with my camera. It wasn't until I looked at the pictures on my computer that I noticed a heart out of snow. I always see heart shapes in nature. When my husband and I started dating I saw a rock in the perfect shape of a heart on the beach and gave it to him saying, "You have my heart." Sure it sounds a bit sappy, but why not. I still have that heart rock. Whenever I discover these hearts I get a warm feeling inside and I feel a sense of happiness. It is almost as if they are subtle reminders from God about all the love around me. While I was taking the pictures, Little Chick and my mom came to the window and waved. My daughter beamed a radiant smile. She was so excited to see me through the window. That genuine happiness and excitement to see me, even though I never left, is something so special. It is a gift children posses that over time can fizzle out. I hope she never loses that excitement to see me and beam such a smile simply because she saw her mommy. I know I never lost that happy feeling whenever my Dad returned home from work. The love of a family and happiness to simply be together is the greatest blessing. It is where you will find a heart ever time.

My mom and Little Chick in the window. This baby has all of my heart!

18 comments:

  1. Oh, this is such a sweet post! Your mom and Little Chick look so much alike, smiling side by side together.
    I love the idea of God sending us love messages in the things we see around us every day. And what a lovely reminder on this day!

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  2. I agree, your mom and Little Chick look a lot alike! I think it's great that you are able to spot the message around you and the first picture is absolutely perfect! It's a good thing you and Little Chick enjoy snow because I hear another storm is hitting!

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  3. that heart shape snow is so lovely, like it was destined for you to see it to remind you of the love you have around you.

    Seeing a daughter smile at you is one momentous event. I'm happy for you.

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  4. What a great eye you have, not only for the heart and for your daughter, but for all the little things in life that most people miss.

    You are truly blessed and best thing is you don't take those beautiful moments in your life for granted.

    Bianca
    www.TheLetsTalkMom.com

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  5. Beautiful! The snow heart is so white and pure. Little Chick is so lucky to have a mom who sees the hearts all around her! (:

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  6. I think LIttle Chick and your mom look a lot alike...just precious standing in the window :) What a great heart-shaped symbol in the snow! BEAUTIFUL! Did you hear? south Texas may actually get some snow on Friday, we have a 40% chance...don't laugh, you know I am BEYOND excited!!!

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  7. I love the heart photo! And I love that you gave your husband that heart rock. Good stuff. Thanks for sharing. Hope your having a wonderful day

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  8. How sweet! And I love the heart photo. But most of all, the photo of your mom and Little Chick at the window. How precious!

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  9. What a cool reminder that you got, huh? Love this post. Sooo sweet! Stay warm and drive over there. Snow...snow...everywhere!

    hugs, Candace

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  10. Your daughter is extremely cute! That heart looks like a Wonderfully moment to me!! :)

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  11. What beautiful pictures and a great post! It is wonderful that you were able to capture those moments with your camera...although you can always think back to this day and smile, it is nice to have the pictures to look back on. thanks for sharing this with us all!

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  12. God blesses us when we are not looking. Loved the pics.

    Viola

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  13. These photos are breathtaking, esp. the heart shape in the snow! I'm always inspired how you see and share love from many angles. So precious that happiness from LC at the window!

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  14. Isn't it wonderful to feel so appreciated and loved by the little one's in our life. I love it when Little Lewie's excited to watch me from the window too! The pictures of the snow heart and and ice are so pretty--what a beautiful reminder of both how much you love and are loved!

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  15. Beautiful and symbolic! I hope my children don't lose that excitement either...maybe if I'm always excited to see them, then they'll always be excited to see me :)

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  16. Hi Mama Hen!

    Such a sweet post and love the picture of Little Chick and your mum looking out the window!

    Btw, thanks for your comment support on my latest post announcing that we're expecting! :)

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  17. What a sweet post, and I love the pictures!

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  18. What a picture, I love that hearts follow you and that you have your eyes open to find them. Beautiful!

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