Thursday, November 3, 2011

Tribute to Eyes

They say that eyes are the window to the soul. Ava-Kate's eyes have taken my breath away since I first looked into them. From the color, that I don't think the options on a driver's license will ever be able to describe, to the beautiful almondey-shape.
She has her father's eyes.
I love that.
I've also heard that the eyes are the first thing people look at when they see your face. So how fitting that they would make me fall in love with her as though it were the first time, each time I truly notice the details of her face.
Though they look sad in this picture, I think that the camera has captured a part of their beauty. People have always told us how expressive Ava-Kate is and always has been. Her eyes can tell her story. As her mother I love that through her eyes I can see happy or sad, mad or hurt, or even sickness. Maybe part of my awe in eyes is from my anatomy/physiology background, and how truly miraculous it is that we can see the world around us, but even more miraculous that the world can see us through our eyes.

1 comment:

Jonathan and Kiri said...

Love this! I have always loved eyes, too. Your daughter's are definitely beautiful! The best part is how they are just like your husbands. I've always thought it would be so wonderful to see my husband in the eyes of my children!