You are beautiful

My gorgeous gorgeous Miss Belle, you are beautiful.

When you tell me and sign to me that you want to do “books”, you are beautiful.

When you slide up next to me for me to read to you, you are beautiful.

When you tell me you’d like to watch ‘Om-as’, you are beautiful.

When you sit and suck your thumb, you are beautiful.

When you call Dumbo “baby” and ask me to sing to him, you are beautiful.

When you try to give Dumbo some of your milk, you are beautiful.

When you knock on the door, I open it, and you shout “HIYA!”, you are beautiful.

When you offer me a piece of your apple, or a spoonful of yoghurt, you are beautiful.

When you know there is cake about and you run around like a nutter shouting “caaaaaaake” in a bizarre Geordie account, you are beautiful.

Whenever you hear a plane and you look to the sky or run to the window shouting “paaaaaaane”, you are beautiful.

When you bend over, put a ball through your legs and laugh at how clever you are, you are beautiful.

When you count and miss out number seven because it’s too hard to say, you are beautiful.

When you pick up my hand and bring it to your mouth and kiss it, you are beautiful.

When you give me a kiss on the cheek, you are beautiful.

When you give me a hug and lean in with an “awwwwww”, you are beautiful.

When you gabber away to yourself when you should be going for a nap, you are beautiful.

When you sing Baa Baa Black Sheep and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, you are beautiful.

And when I rock you to sleep, and your eyes gently close, you look so peaceful. You are so beautiful.


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  1. Deborah
    23rd November 2016 / 6:58 pm

    That’s beautiful too!!

  2. 24th November 2016 / 6:28 pm

    This is so beautiful, it made me feel quite emotional! #sharingthebloglove

    • thisismenow
      24th November 2016 / 7:21 pm

      Aww thanks! Xx

  3. 24th November 2016 / 10:23 pm

    What a beautiful letter. I’m sure this will be one she will look back on in many years to come and cherish #sharingthebloglove

  4. 25th November 2016 / 1:41 pm

    This is such a beautiful post, it’s made me all emotional! It’s all those little things that just make toddlerhood such a wonderful age, but that you so often forget if you don’t capture them. I love the cake one especially – my son has an inbuilt radar for cake I swear! And the word ‘cake’ can never be said at normal volume, it always has to be ‘CAKE!’ Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove
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    • thisismenow
      25th November 2016 / 2:00 pm

      Haha, they do love the cake! It’s amazing how quickly they realise what’s delicious and what’s really not! Thanks for reading and hosting xx

  5. 25th November 2016 / 5:49 pm

    Awww this is such a lovely post! She is indeed beautiful and that picture with a dumbo is the cutest!!!!! #sharingthebloglove

    • thisismenow
      25th November 2016 / 5:52 pm

      Aww thanks so much for reading and your lovely comment x

  6. 26th November 2016 / 8:24 pm

    This is such a lovely post – very emotional and reflective – it’s so important to recognise that all those ‘little things’ are beautiful. Just lovely. xx #fortheloveofBLOG
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    • thisismenow
      28th November 2016 / 5:10 pm

      Ah thanks so much for your lovely comment. It’s true, these are all the little things that I am so thankful for xx

  7. 27th November 2016 / 7:50 am

    Oh my goodness this is beautiful. So many lovely things about childhood that you want to hold on and remember forever. This is why I love posts like this, because in five years time you can look back and remember all the little bits that you’ve forgotten. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove
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    • thisismenow
      28th November 2016 / 7:09 am

      Thanks very much x

  8. 27th November 2016 / 11:54 pm

    How can you not completely dissolve into a big pile of goo when your daughter picks up your hand to kiss it?!?!? Oh my. I have happy goosebumps thinking about that. Motherhood is the most beautiful thing I have ever experienced, by a mile. Thanks for making me melt tonight. 🙂

    • thisismenow
      28th November 2016 / 7:09 am

      Ah thanks so much for your lovely comment xx

    • thisismenow
      30th November 2016 / 8:05 am

      Aw thanks so much Rosie x

  9. 1st December 2016 / 4:48 pm

    This made me feel very emotional-it’s so gorgeous. What a wonderful way to record all of the things your toddler does that make you so happy and so proud, and the bits that are so easily forgotten. I’ve forgotten loads of things mine did when they were smaller, that I wish I’d noted down. It will be lovely for her to read too, when she’s older xx
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    • thisismenow
      1st December 2016 / 5:28 pm

      Ah thanks very much. Xx

  10. 1st December 2016 / 5:40 pm

    This is lovely. I wrote a very similar post recently. I think it’s important to step back and take stock of the small things #SharingTheBlogLove
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    • thisismenow
      1st December 2016 / 5:44 pm

      Definitely, it’s sometimes easy to feel the pressures of every day life but really our days are full of wonderful things too, even if it doesn’t feel like it some days!

    • thisismenow
      1st December 2016 / 7:57 pm

      Thanks lovely x

  11. 2nd December 2016 / 9:41 pm

    This is such a lovely post, it actually made me tear up a little. I think I need to tell my son how perfect he is more often x #sharingthebloglove

  12. 3rd December 2016 / 8:21 am

    Aw yes you do look at them and think how beautiful they are all of the time. Watching them grow and learn is just so precious xx


  13. 3rd December 2016 / 7:48 pm

    Aww this is so lovely! Thanks for linking up to #PointShoot x

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