They each have a color.
Some out of necessity, we thought we would need a system to tell their things apart:
McKenna- pink, Parker- blue, Hadley- purple.
Others picked favorites on their own:
Ashlyn- yellow, Sawyer- orange.
We watched the sun go down as we drove home the other day, the darkness of Spring holding off until goodnight kisses.
Recognizing their colors out of the sunset, they each found a place in the sky.
I want this for them.
To feel eye-sparkling dreamy, yet firmly planted.
To sift through their own path but feel part of most anywhere.
To love their color,
to learn when to blur and bend
and when to be bold and blazing.
To remember when they thought of themselves as part of the sunrise and the sunset.
They always will be to me.
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Robin @ Farewell, Stranger says
Love this one.
The simplicity of this post was blissful. The picture you shared is as lovely as the writing that went along with it. The swans, your bambino, and the light… Gorgeous!
I wish the very same for my children. I want them to use their color to their best ability. I want them to not be afraid to roll up their sleeves and get messy with their color. And most of all I want them to shine with their color.
Beautiful. Your words, your photo, your children, your heart. Just beautiful.
I love every bit of this incredibly poetic post. You are just a master at crafting beautiful prose. XOXO
Wow, this just completely took my breath away. What a beautiful image and symbol.
The Mommy Psychologist says
Beautiful piece. Thank you for sharing.
Children always wanted a surprise on their stuff beautiful things that will bring them happiness…
Kristen @ Motherese says
Beautiful. You, your words, your kids. All the colors.
You made me smile over this great post. I can feel the deep emotions as I read every word.
I hope that they will realize what you wanted for them.
You make the simplest things in life sound like the most important. Which they are. Love your love for life and your family.
Nancy M. Campbell says
Your words are so lovely.
It’s funny. We imagine or predict or expect our children to be a certain shade.
And yet, they surprise us. And we realize how vibrant and perfect and true their colors are. Just by being who they are.
So true Nancy, it’s amazing how they grow and find their own “color” I just hope they can always stay true to it.
Sunsets are so beautiful.
julie gardner says
How lucky your children are.
To bend and blur and blaze; to be both an individual and a part of an unending whole.
To have this mother; to know that her day, her life, begins and ends with them.
Okay so you can make me cry in a comment. xo
What a beautiful family you have – embracing all the colors and all the ways we are loved
Not a Perfect Mom says
how do you do this?
Beautiful, my friend. xoxo
Lady Jennie says
Beautiful. I don’t have any other words.
My cousin had quads. One was stillborn, three survived. She did the color system and it worked out beautifully for her. Ironically, two of her quads are named McKenna and Parker! (Madison and Preston round out the four!)
Oh wow, how wild. Does your cousin blog? Would love to visit if she does.
I don’t know what kind of feeling is this, every time I watching over the beautiful sunset, there’s a kind of emotion in touch my heart…
Brittany Stewart says
That’s so sweet.
I remember having a colour as a kid. I was blue, my sister pink. I was waiting for the girls til their personalities shown through a little more.
It’s beautiful that each of your children have a place in the sunset.
Sunset is one of the beautiful moment were I can cherish a kind of emotions, this is the special time were my husband and I get together at a time…
I love the picture you included, so – well -pretty. That seems too simple a word.
My kids have colors, too – blue and green.
that was so beautiful, to be able to see your children as their own colors and one gorgeous rainbow together.
I was silenced with the beauty of your words and that picture. I always say that I see Gio and Jacob as twins and as seperate little boys..their colors bright and then twisted around one another to make a special collage.
I felt all that while reading this. xo
“They each found a place in the sky”.
So beautiful, So perfect!
Oh Jessica, what a beautiful post!
This just made me cry.
What a beautiful perspective. And the way you wove those words? Ahhh…gorgeous.
JDaniel4's Mom says
What wonderful word picture you have painted! It is truly lovely!
Barbara @ Footprints in France says
Your words are always so beautiful and that picture is just breathtaking.
Your writing is beautiful here, but I really wanted to comment on the photo. I’ve lived your pictures so much lately!
I love your redesign…and today’s post…breathtaking
Beautifully written, just like everything else you write. We always had “our color” too. I love this part: “to learn when to blur and bend and when to be bold and blazing.” Perfect!
Also, I really love your new header! It’s so cute.
I love their colors. Beautiful post and picture. Is that Parker in the picture? Take care.
Nope, you did not just make me cry with that short but gorgeous post. Surely not…
(oh but you did. so beautiful…)
Galit Breen says
A beautiful post. You words always touch my heart.
Natalie @MamaTrack says
So lovely. What a wonderful idea. And I know she loves purple.