Bringing Beauty

Bringing Beauty

beautyThe Two came to me in different forms of beauty.
One in late afternoon light, calmly singing and cooing

among the crowd that encouraged her coming.
The other piercing the night’s darkness like flash of fire
that sparked and snapped, calling attention to her arrival.

The Two uniquely offer their beauty to the world.
One in humble graciousness, rising and falling like a butterfly,

gently and mindfully touching those around her.
The other passionately blooming in vibrant color, petals open,
deliberately revealing her mystery as an offering to those that come to her.

The Two give to me beauty, everyday, in their own special way.
One toils and plans and makes things with her hands

to hold what she gives. Meticulous, thoughtful, kind.
The other offers me gifts from her bare hands.
Honest, real, raw, true.

The Two came in beauty, offer beauty, and give to me beauty.
One and the other, my daughter’s.
My beautiful, beautiful girls.

  • marisa
    Posted at 07:39h, 16 September Reply

    Were you trying to make me cry Tracey! That was just BEAUTY!

  • Lillithmother
    Posted at 14:03h, 16 September Reply

    That was absolutely beautiful – thank you for posting!!

  • chris
    Posted at 07:24h, 17 September Reply

    i loved this poem. the words paint such totally vivid pictures!

  • Shelley
    Posted at 12:56h, 17 September Reply


  • Denise
    Posted at 14:29h, 17 September Reply

    That was truly beautiful! Thanks you for sharing that with us!

  • HeatherJ
    Posted at 18:38h, 17 September Reply

    Beautiful! Perfect description of your girls.

  • Mom101
    Posted at 19:12h, 17 September Reply

    I am at a loss for a synonym for beautiful since i t seems to be well covered here. Wow. Just wow. I’m always so impressed by you – by your photos, your words, and most of all your heart.

  • Veronica TM
    Posted at 21:44h, 17 September Reply

    What a great description of your beautiful girls, lovely!

  • crazymumma
    Posted at 04:21h, 18 September Reply

    Thank you. Very beautiful.

  • The Imperfect Christian
    Posted at 13:58h, 18 September Reply

    Wow, what a beautiful testiment to your children! Words fail me. That is just amazing!

  • la vie en rose
    Posted at 17:19h, 18 September Reply

    ohhhh…*sniff, sniff*…this is so touching. such beautiful words, such beautiful pics, such beautiful girls…

  • Left-handed Trees...
    Posted at 16:25h, 19 September Reply

    An amazing post–truly inspired…

  • Jenny
    Posted at 00:35h, 20 September Reply


  • Jessica New
    Posted at 17:47h, 20 September Reply

    You have a true gift, what can I say….

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 18:52h, 20 September Reply

    What a gift of beauty your words are – to your girls. To the world.

  • Her Bad Mother
    Posted at 00:25h, 21 September Reply

    They give to you beauty, and you weave more beauty from that beauty.

    Held my breath, lady, reading this. The same way that I hold my breath when listening to a beautiful piece of music.

  • sweatpantsmom
    Posted at 02:14h, 21 September Reply

    I’m going to be redundant and say…

    b e a u t i f u l.

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