“My growing up makes you sad, doesn’t it?” she asked.

“Why do you think that’s true?”

“Because you said you miss the baby me.” Her eyes searched mine, a hint of worry just beneath the surface of those sparkling sapphire pools.

“I do miss baby you, but I also love every second of big girl you, and I will love every single moment of every you there will ever be.”

Worry dissipated as she sailed, blue eyes beaming, into my arms.



Call me crazy, but this post is pulling double-duty. Some days things come out of my head and I like what happens. Today is one of those days.

Six Sentence Stories Linkup hosted each Thursday by

Ivy Walker of Uncharted.

Six Sentence

One Word Blog Linkup hosted each Wednesday by 

Lisa of The Golden Spoons

Janine of The Confessions of a Mommyaholic

and Marcia  of Blogitudes.



Lisa A. Listwa is a self-employed writer with experience in education, publishing, and the martial arts. Believing there was more to life than punching someone else’s time clock and inspired by the words of Henry David Thoreau, she traded her life as a high school educator for a life as a writer and hasn’t looked back. She is mother to one glorious handful of a daughter, wife to the nicest guy on the planet, and reluctant but devoted owner of three Rotten Cats. You can find her adventures and thoughts on living life deliberately here on the blog.

28 thoughts on “Every Moment of You

  1. I love this, Lisa! This is a perfect fit for #1Word today about time and happy. 🙂 And I’m also very intrigued about Six Sentence Stories. Amazing how much story can be packed into just 6 sentences. You demonstrated that perfectly via this post. So glad you linked it with both! Thank you! 🙂

    1. Thank you, Marcia. I’m pretty happy with how this turned out – wasn’t intentional to fit both link-ups, but it works! 🙂
      Six Sentence Stories is fun – you should check it out. I also love Coach Daddy’s 6 Words posts. Similar concept – answer a prompt in six words. Quite fun.

  2. OHHHHH! How lovely is this!? Like tear jerking lovely! So sweet! Masterful job of capturing something so powerful in such a short little space! WHEW! WONDERFUL! I LOVE THIS !

  3. This is fabulous! Yikes, such an impact our words have on our children. I loved that yours made her worries melt away. And what a great idea that six sentence story linkup is. It was an honor to stop by.

    1. It really is true, Julie. Even the smallest words that we think may not matter can be hugely significant to someone else. And for a child? Wow. This was one of those heart-stopping, breath-catching moments for me when I realized that she was worried that “big girl” somehow wasn’t good enough. I am grateful that the right words came out and she understood that no matter where she is in life, she is amazing and loved. Thanks for your very sweet comment.

  4. Yes, as they a growing up they want to be loved for who they are then. Later as adults they wants to know what they were like as babies and children. Beautiful post.

    1. Thanks, Old Egg. Why do you suppose that is – wanting to know what they were like as children? I suspect it has something to do with wanting to understand how they became the person they are as an adult. Or something.

  5. And it is so true. I mourned for each passing phase, but not so long that I lost track of the current one. Each has a beauty of its own.

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