9.21.2009

grace & love

Last Friday, on Lily's 4 month birthday, the girls and I had an impromptu photo shoot. It started off with me NEEDING a shot of Lily chewing on her play mat, but then Mia wanted to get in the act and started loving up on her sister. I know that Lily is smack in the middle of this shot, but it's Mia who draws my attention. The remnants of a glittery tattoo that used to be a dolphin frolicking in the waves, flower on her thumb from her last mani-pedi with her mama, slight bits of peanut butter on her nose and around her mouth...whispering in her little sister's ear. This photo makes me flash forward in my mind to nights of staying up late, doing each other's nails and whispering into the night. Sisters. The birth of her little sister sure has rocked Mia's world, but she's handled it with such grace and love. The way she just 'is' in the world is my idea of perfection.




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bsm

13 comments:

Joanna said...

I dont think Lily is in the middle of the shot....I think they fit in the frame just perfectly. I love the mani/pedi. Ella and I have been doing those more lately. One big flower on each little fingernail is her favorite too! Lily is beautifully lit as her face is caressed gently by her big sister Mia. They are so fortunate to have each other. I always wanted a sister....Thankfully I now have 3 sister in laws. :0) Beautiful shot Tanya!

Megan said...

that's one you will never get tired of looking at, especially in years to come. so lovely.

Jen said...

That shot is perfection!!

Christina said...

Ahhh! Now that is precious, an image and memory to be cherished forever. Your words are so evocative too, and make me melencholy for Nadia missing out on that sister bond...

Stacy said...

That is such a precious shot...big sister lovin' on little sister. *sigh* sweetness!

Andrea said...

:sniff:
Sisterhood.

beautifully written.

Andrea said...

oh, and fantastic photo too!! :)

Golightly said...

Oh my!! As soon as this popped up on screen a big smile came across my face! LOVE this picture! It's perfect. And makes me wish Harrison had a little sister - he would be a wonderful big brother. sigh.

Elaine A. said...

Oh the sweetness, it's melting me over here! That is just beautiful, in SO very many ways...

Cara said...

This is a great photo, I wonder what she is saying to her.

Leslie said...

Lily's face and her upside-down hug frame her little sister so perfectly. I know they aren't conversing yet in the traditional sense, but their open mouths are foretelling! Love it.

lori said...

what a great pic of two beautiful girls. i really like that lily is sportin' the no-hair do...it shows off her absolutely perfect little head!

Rachel said...

Golly... in love with this great Sister picture. WOW!