Sunday, October 01, 2006

Sunday Scribblings "Skin"

I had the best weekend ever getting to see my daughter who came down for the weekend. She has the most beautiful skin and one of my favorite 'Moma' things to do, is to smell her and touch her. She was in her jams last night and I came up from behind her and wrapped my arms around her and buried my face into the back of her hair and neck. I took a big deep breath and smelled the little girl that used to be super glued to my side. I took another one and just one more before I let go of her. And I said, "I'll never get tired of that smell" and I meant it. Each time, my mind floods with memories, a fast speed time line of her life, which is filled with many kisses, night time cuddles and various girlie moments that involved bows, dresses, dolls, bathtime and constant affirming love.

And here's a funny thing about the fingerprint like nature of each persons scent, my daughter and my lil sis's smell is just alike. Especially their heads. They share similar physical attributes, mannerisms, likes, dislikes and the way they smell. It's almost freakish because when you spend time with one, you are constantly reminded of the other :) which is never a bad thing. They share a special bond that I am proud of and my nose actually misses them both on a regular basis, with them living some distance from me. How lucky am I? Two of the most beloved people in my life share the same body odor...geez, a nose can only take so much! ;)


Blogger Turquoise CRO said...

MMMMMmmmmMMMMMM! aren't they ADORABLE??? even when they grow up???!!! I was HAPPY today too because I got to seeeeeeeee my Gina for just a little while but every time I DO seeeeeeee her, it's like a wonderful feel good tonic!!! Gina has a smell too! A sweetness and CLEAN smell! MMMMMmmmmMMMMMMMM

11:00 PM  
Blogger Bohemian Girl said... sweet kindred. i cannot wait to see her, squeeze her, kiss her yummy lips and smell her in a few days.

i am so thrilled she is coming to stay with her auntie boho.

sometimes it is freakish for me to sit and watch her too. especially her mannerisms. it's like looking in a mirror.


11:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a sweet and beautiful rose your little one is!

5:50 AM  
Anonymous Teresa said...

My heart is heavy this morning because my baby girl left last night. I love it so much when they come home, but that leaving part I am not so keen on.

We feel so much the same for our babies.

Here is my (((((((hug))))))))for you!!


8:34 AM  
Anonymous angela marie said...

ahhhhh!! I know what you are talking about...My little one and I got to spend a wonderful weekend away from home at camp sugar pine!! It was a special time for us. Ladies kept telling us they loved watching us, our love we had for each other, and they wanted that with their daughters as well. We would just giggle.

I love her new hair style! She is beautiful just like her mommie!

8:41 AM  
Blogger Madeleine said...

what a beautiful girl.....those eyes are killer.
i can't imagine my little girl seems so far away and yet i know it will be here in a flash.
skin is such a wonderful thing, and a person's smell is wonderful when it is so familiar.

i, too, love my babies' smells!!

gorgeous girl, and gorgeous mummy

10:00 AM  
Anonymous your little one said...

i love you moma! i had a good time this weekend too!! miss you already!!

10:10 AM  
Anonymous Mom said...

Love Angela's new do. Check the cowlick in the front Dar.Like mother like daughter.
Glad your weekend was full of love and laughter, and kisses of course.

3:00 PM  
Blogger Romina Bacci said...

funny, lovely you!
your girl is so beautiful, just like her mama :)

i like your new layout too!!!!!

7:01 PM  
Blogger liz elayne said...

so beautiful. your relationship just makes me feel good inside...good and hopeful.

7:46 PM  
Blogger brittany said...

who knew that kind of stuff is inherited? I wonder what else comes through the genes?

I'm going to pay attention to the way my kids smell more.:)


4:05 AM  
Blogger Shaz said...

Oh Dar shes so gorgeous.
What can I say
I relate.....
Love Shaz xoxo

5:00 AM  
Blogger Alexandra G said...

I love your family! I don't even know you guys but the abundance of warmth and affection is just magnificent. I'm very close with my family too in many ways and we are among the lucky. Your posts about your family are always so full of life and love that I think all who read it must stop in wonder. I hope I have a daughter someday as close as you two!

6:35 AM  
Blogger la vie en rose said...

you're daughter is beautiful. i have a habit of smelling my son too...i just love's good to know that this same smell will still be there when he's older...and i hope i'm still planting my nose against his skin...i hope he still lets me...

7:45 AM  
Blogger Cheryl Zamora said...

I cant wait to do that!! You are a great mother!!!!

11:24 AM  
Blogger gkgirl said...

this is so sweet
and makes me realize
that i should be careful
of not taking time
for granted...
thank you for that
gently reminder...

6:13 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

I read your post and ran straight to my daughter's rooms to check on them, to watch them while they sleep. Sometimes when I drop my daughters off at school, I have the most intense urge to run after them, to explain to them one more time how beautiful they make my life. Oh my.

Beautiful post, Darlene. And, my goodness, your entire family got the most amazing genes!

9:12 PM  
Blogger bronxbt said...

once again, the only guy leaving comments...

sweet.. i have all you nice wimmin's all to myself.

muah ahahahaaaaa.

yer post is so sweet. what a mother you must be, what a lucky daughter is she!

(crap, i deteriorated into dr. seuss there for a moment!)

Off to find green eggs and ham! *scamper *scamper

10:28 AM  

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