⪧ We left our life in New York City to make a new one in Provence ⪦

January 15, 2014

Small moments.



These small moments are strenuous. Or rather, the ability to appreciate them is hard-won. I've been foraging for gratitude after this birth. In watching the little sleeping soul I hardly know yet, in fighting Colette's tantrums (there is a lot of humor to be found there), in being surrounded by so many people I love in this. And yet, it is really difficult. I feel lonely and tethered. When I look back over the past two years though, it really is in the very small moments of story reading and little tiny fingers and toes sunk in bath water and slow walks in our neighborhood that I find myself wistful and smiling about the dissolved time.





Here is our Galette des Rois this year - with our lovely queen. (If you are in New York and looking for a bakery who makes them Maison Kayser is one place).



And Romy grows into herself every day. She looks like someone new each time we wake up.

4 comments:

Jill said...

Those hard-won small moments are what save your life in this game of motherhood. I'm still learning how to look for and appreciate them, but they are always consistently there. Love you Em!

D1Warbler said...

She looks so alert for only two weeks old! What a beautiful baby she is! You two do good work!

Xtreme English said...

i love how Romy is looking at Xavier's nose. or his face. Dunno how much of the "reading" is sinking in.

Maria Petrova said...

So beautiful, Em. I have been looking for galette des rois and a coworker mentioned Kayser. Stopped by, only whole galettes, didn't want to do that to my waistline :) Happy to see you celebrated properly. And yes, Romy grows and grows, amazing. Gros bisous!

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