Nursing my Daughter


Picture by Leslie Elliott


My heart bursts open

with love and serenity,

hearts beating in time.


Baby Annabelle nursing 12 years ago. Hard to believe she is now 12. I remember this day like it was yesterday, I remember her nursing, and kneading my sides with her little fingers. My friend, Leslie took this shot at Maymont in Richmond, VA. Thank you, Leslie, it is nice to look back and remember. She nursed well into toddlerhood, it felt good to nourish her. I have a picture of Weylin (my 16 year old!!) nursing, but I cannot find it. I will look harder, I want to remember, and hold my children close.


I am thankful for my children.


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