Friday, June 15, 2007

storytime

The May Queen has told her first story. And I couldn't be prouder. It was an ordinary moment, as we sat on the airplane zooming above the American landscape, but suddenly, and completely unprovoked by me, she said "Once Upon a Time..." and dove into a story that she created about her stuffed kitten. True, it lacked some key elements of a good story, such as character development, conflict and resolution. But my baby was telling a story! Whole new worlds of interaction have opened up for us. Soon it was over and we were on to the next airplane time-filler activity, such as making puppets out of barf bags, but for that brief moment, the light shined through her even more brightly than the sun reflecting off of the airplane wings. I hope she lives to tell many, many stories.

5 comments:

slouching mom said...

It strikes me that that's a milestone as important as any other, and perhaps more important than many more traditional milestones.

I too hope that this is the first of years and years of stories.

Beck said...

The beginning of stories! Beautiful. The Girl carefully writes SHORT STORIES now! They're kind of horrible but still magical...

thirtysomething said...

It is great, isn't it? My oldest child, a boy, writes these little stories that are so charming, and he is so proud - that is the main thing. OF course, I am astounded that he can actually sit there and devote attention to something for that long...yea for MQ!Hope the vacation is full of little worth-it moments like those!

Kelly said...

"...but for that brief moment, the light shined through her even more brightly than the sun reflecting off of the airplane wings."

What a beautiful image of the deep love you have for your daughter. You have to be sure and save these words for her. Everyone should know how deeply they are loved by their mother. She'll understand one day.

Blessings~

Catherine said...

How very, very precious! someone you created has created. Wow.

Nice to meet you - I clicked over from your comment on In Te Domine.