Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Grandma's Bed

The night my mom and my niece arrived in New York from Jamaica, my niece slept over with her grandmother. The next morning, my daughter was at their door bright and early. My mom was already up and having breakfast as my daughter climbed into bed with her cousin to begin an epic session of catching up. My mom and I sat at the dining table of her little studio, watching the girls happily. They are sisters, these two, sole citizens of a magical world known inside our family as Abbe and Notta land.



  1. Is that a picture of sweetness or what?
    Have yourself a great day, Angella!
    xo, misha

  2. Girls are funny this way. I can't picture boys that age doing this. Not even me!

  3. This breaks my heart with sweetness. And you know what else? It's not just their love for each other. It's the love of you for them as you took this shot. Overflowing.

  4. you've captured such a sweetness here.
    just lovely.
    so happy for you!

  5. That is what it is all about, dear heart. How happy this makes me for your girls and how sad it makes me for mine as we must live for a while being a ripped out part of my niece's lives. But your photo gives me hope because it so beautifully depicts the ties which bind.

    I hope that you are digging out from underneath that tower of work that you are stuck beneath!

    Love and big hugs,

  6. misha, thank you, friend! xo

    elizabeth, i'm just grateful you can hear what they try to say. love to you.

    mark, girls are lucky then! cuddling is one of life's great pleasures! at this age, boys wrestle instead.

    Ms. Moon, oh, you know. yes.

    Yolie, i love watching these two. they love each other so much. they so different from one another, and yet so sympatico, accepting, silly, tender. it's lovely.

    Debra, i know that sadness too. but all we can do is take the joy where it comes, and hold out hope for what is still possible. love to you my dear friend.

  7. What a sweet photo. Gorgeous girls.
    And I never would have thought of it, but Mark Himes is right, isn't he? :)
    Sending love ~

  8. My goodness, your words and images are such a treasure for your family! Thank you for sharing them with all of us.