Beautiful Blue Eyes

Beautiful Blue Eyes I remember looking into my newborn babies’ eyes during moments of quiet alertness.

It always made me smile and my imagination would come up with theories about what thoughts might be in their little newborn brains.

I remember waiting and wondering if their eyes would change color from that deep newborn blue-black. Both of my children have beautiful blue eyes.

Marianne Richmond transforms that moment of seeing her child’s blue eyes into a touching story in her new book Beautiful Blue Eyes (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky).

“I watched, and I waited

as your eyes chose their hue,

deciding in time 

on their beautiful blue.

Blue as a butterfly

or the sparkling sea.

Blue as the bluebird

who sings in her tree.”

Beautiful Blue Eyes is a sweet book to share between parent and child.

2 Responses

  1. amylumc
    amylumc April 8, 2011 at 8:15 am |


  2. Janelle
    Janelle April 8, 2011 at 9:51 am |

    Neither of my children ended up with blue eyes, but that’s OK by me. I’m happy with the browns. :)

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