6/3/09

Mama's Lap

One of those snapshots in time that has stayed with me ocurred at about three years old no more than four.

This is short and sweet but real.

The primitive farmhouse where we lived not far from Alma, Georgia had a porch across the front. It was nothing fancy -no railing, just a porch with a simple homemade settee.

The Kodak moment simply this: I was sitting beside Mama and leaned over and laid my head in her lap.

I experienced a comfort, security and feeling that 'this is the best place in the world to be.'

There are no new words or phrases in my vocabulary with which I can draw a verbal picture for you.

Remember, you cannot choose what memories a small child will carry with them through life.

When you hold or rock that little one or snuggle close you just may be 'snapping a moment' that will always be real and treasured in that precious child's heart and mind.

Hold them close..while you can.
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4 comments:

  1. :)
    Simple, eloquent, thanks for writing.
    -Ethan

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  2. Ahhhhhhhhhh That's NOT Ethan; That's My incredibly handsome Grandson..with the AMAZING SMILE And tender heart..did I mention sense of humor YES!!! [ xoxo atwaba]

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  3. I live so close to where you grew up...it's alnost scary! LOL. I dont know if you remember any of the roads but I live on Stanfield road just inside Wayne county...closer to Screven. I actually live on the Wayne, Appling, & Pierce County line. My address is for Bristol tho. Down-town Mershon is I guess 10 miles...closer by way the crow flys. I love it here!

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  4. Ooooh Tina..ROFL downtown Mershon-That's a hoot!!

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