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Saturday, April 18, 2009

snuffing

I wanted to try to get a picture of those sweet, thick, silky waves of newly grown soft as a new baby's hair growth on Braveheart's head. I am not sure how well this photo turned out, but do you remember when your baby was brand new in your arms? Do remember how you cradled that baby so softly and ran your cheek and nose along it's sweet little head and snuffed it slowly and deeply? That's what we call it here in this family and we proudly snuff baby heads whenever one ventures near enough to be snuffed. Well, I will never forget those moments with all my little ones, so when B finished his shower recently and his hairs were waving to me so lovely, gleaming; I just naturally take my sniffer over to him, grabbed him up (I can't help myself), closed my eyes and nestle my face in his new, sweet smelling locks. (He only resists for a moment, as he secretly loves it) :) I basked in sweet memories..soaked it in so I will never forget how this feels and smells. He's growing up...he's getting hair..thick, beautiful hair. I want to hold onto these precious moments that I know will last only a instant and then it will be but a memory!
Don't you just want to love up on that head?
Do you have someone that you haven't snuffed lately?

2 comments:

Tricia said...

The picture is lovely. I think it turned out great.

The Tribe said...

Lovely title to a lovely post!

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Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary of the American Language defines Magnanimity as such:
MAGNANIM'ITY, n. [L. magnanimitas; magnus, great, and animus, mind.] Greatness of mind; that elevation or dignity of soul, which encounters danger and trouble with tranquillity and firmness, which raises the possessor above revenge, and makes him delight in acts of benevolence, which makes him disdain injustice and meanness, and prompts him to sacrifice personal ease, interest and safety for the accomplishment of useful and noble objects.