December 18, 2011

A Different View

(photo: The County Star)
This. This is what I had been waiting for all week.

Remember how Millie went to visit Santa Claus at the library, and the reporter for the small, county paper had asked for her name and age? I was anticipating it for days, proud that my baby had already been published. An early child star. It was going to be nothing less than brilliant.

But this (above) was the picture. And it's not a bad one- Santa's face is in full view, and the children's books look nice behind him. Only a split second later, though, Millie reached up and gingerly touched his beard. I was standing a few feet to the right of the reporter, and got the shot you saw in my earlier post:


A nano-second and inches of difference, but this picture captured it so much more for me. And maybe no one else would notice. Both are pictures of a chubby-cheeked girl in a pink dress, sitting on Santa Claus' lap. She's wearing the same headband, and he has the same coat.

But motherhood means noticing. The small gestures she makes. The words I know she's saying though they aren't intelligible to the outside world yet. The cry in the middle of the night meant for my ears. The expressions on her face and what they each mean. After all, we all saw the same thing that night in the library. 

I just had the best view.

13 kind comments from you:

Eisley Rae Clothing said...

Aww! So so sweet. You had a much better view. Looks like she really likes Santa.

Brittany Sommer said...

Adorable! She is too cute!

Noelani said...

What a heartfelt post :)

xoxo,
Noelani

Melissa said...

So sweet!

Kaylee said...

I agree - although the County Star picture was nice, your picture caught a much better view!

Thisisme. said...

A mum always has the best view! Beautiful photos though of your little cutie with Santa.

Mrs.B said...

Such a sweet picture, and your view is better.

Jessica Lynn said...

such an adorable photo!

Mommy McD said...

Super cute. Yours is definitely better!

Jennifer @ Also Known As...the Wife said...

That is such a sweet picture. You need to frame it and display it year round!

charla beth said...

such sweetness. <3

Fran said...

Great pictures! though yours, is much, much better :)

The New "Normal" said...

Beautiful...just beautiful :)

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