Monday, March 21, 2011

Love Makes You Real

Last night I read Ella the story of The Velveteen Rabbit, or How Toys Become Real.  I doubt I'm the first to think of how this delightful story of nursery room magic is applicable to people as well.  And I thought about being a mother last night as I read, about the miracle of new life nurtured and carried within my body for nine months, the hours spent providing sustenance for those sweet babies for the first year of their life, 30 pounds of weight gain, 700 hours of lost sleep, circles under my eyes...

Generally, by the time you are Real, 
most of your hair has been loved off,

and your eyes drop out and you get
loose in the joints and very shabby.

But these things don't matter at all,
because once you are Real you can't be ugly,
except to people who don't understand.


  1. Ohh this is too cute! The pics are great!

  2. The Velveteen Rabbit is one of my fav stories. This may be my favorite post of yours to date...beautiful pictures, my friend.

  3. Hey, friend! I must say I do not covet the Alabama heat. We will be staying here another 3 months- Justin received an extension on his contract. Yay!