Monday, January 4, 2010

In my childs eyes

As Herman Melville said "The eyes are the gateway to the soul." 

I could not grasp the real meaning of this quote until i had Liam. There is something I feel when i look into that little boys eyes that is indescribable. You see clarity, pureness, hope, and an unconditional love for life. Those eyes have not seen the negative parts of the world. They have not seen sadness or anger. They have not seen wrong doings or hatred.  I feel the need to shelter him. To only allow him to experience good. This does not mean letting him do whatever he wants to be happy. It means a loving house, a loving family, the comfort of a warm bed and pillow to rest his head on, as many hugs and kisses as i can give, supporting him in his future decisions, and doing my best to raise him to make the right decisions for himself.  

 His eyes also tell the story of what "taking it all in" really means. Each new environment, each new color, each new experience, and each new person seems like the most fascinating thing he has ever seen. We went to the mall yesterday and that little boys eyes have never been so open. He didn't blink for the longest time because he didn't want to miss anything. The picture below is when we went through the car wash. I'm pretty sure he thought it was the coolest thing ever!


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