Lboy had crawled up into Todd’s lap, handed him his favorite book, turned to his favorite page, & asked in his own non-talking way for his Daddy to read to him. It was a precious moment that only a parent could experience over & over again & just feel like exploding joy. And I don’t want to ever forget it.
I don’t want to forget what he looks like in his baby pajamas, how he points to things he wants, the way he toddles over to me to give me hugs, the way he gives big slobbery kisses, the facial expressions he makes when he’s excited or when he’s learning something new. I don’t want to forget his babbles or how his hands & feet are so tiny.
Minute by minute there is something that he’s doing that I’m constantly wanting to remember for always– I guess that’s why I have 4000 pictures of him on my computer. Hmmm….
Oh my gosh, I am the exact same way. I take videos and just sit there for like 5 minutes recording nonsense just so I can remember every little thing he does. Every time, I take a picture, I take 5-10 as I try to freeze the moment in time. I understand completely. Makes you thankful you are allowed to witness all of these things.
I feel the same way also! it's scary as time goes by and things pass the number of little things that we do forget. That is one reason I do project 365 – a picture a day for each day of the year. It helps you to remember the little things that otherwise might escape your mind. I adore it!
Sarah Harkins says
I've heard that one of the reasons God gives us children is to experience the joy He feels when He looks at us. Every little thing we do, every cute face we make, every smile, every act of kindness brings God the same overwhelming joy and love(actually a lot more than we can ever imagine) that we feel for our own children. I think about this often when I feel overwhelmed with happiness from being with my children. It makes me feel the Father's love for me and for them.
Beautifully written! I love what Sarah wrote! Our babies are growing up too fast…sigh and sometimes I feel guilty when I get so caught up in moments of the not so good (read: the tantrums & screaming) but with just one kiss I was put in heaven 😀
Belle's Butterfly says
I have so many pictures and videos of my daughter. My husband thinks I am nuts and that I let the videos go on longer then they need to. He won't think that in a few years when he's looking back at all of them. Beautiful post.
Probably because I come from cinesnloug background, but I vote for using the real terms for private parts. Several comments have already talked about this, but it’s important for your child to be able to communicate with others (counselors, teachers, doctors) about their private parts and have these professionals know exactly what their talking about without having to decipher a silly name. I didn’t grow up that way. My parents called boy parts “wee wee”. But I’ve actually gotten so much more comfortable using the real terms with my kids and I know that they are comfortable- but we do teach them also that it’s not appropriate to talk about private parts in public. Good Luck.
🙂 beautiful post. Keep on taking pictures!
Isn't it crazy how, at random times, those feelings can overtake you? It's like we need to create mental scrapbooks. 🙂
They grow up way to fast. I have thousands of pictures of Little Man and they are backed up a million different ways.
Ashley O. says
This made me totally tear up!! I feel like this often. I don't want to forget anything and every day I love her more and more!!!
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Shelby Bukhenik says
I couldn't agree more!! I just had my second little babe 2 weeks ago and I can't believe how much my first has already gone through/done in her first year and a half of life!
We are vowing to video more now though!
As I read this I got butterflies thinking about all these moments that I am soon going to get to experience. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed & scared of the unknown that is coming but your post just got me SO excited! i cant believe that in just 2.5 weeks I will begin to know this feeling you talk about.
My aunt says this quote all the time about babies growing up: "When they are young, they step on our toes. As they grow older, they step on our hearts"
Sad huh!?! But true, im sure! So it's no wonder you don't want to forget.
I know : ( I'm afraid I'll forget the little moments too. Like with my oldest, he's 12… I DO remember SOME of those sweet things, but mostly, I'm just too busy with how he CURRENTLY is. And I think that helps. You're going to miss these little things, yes, but life will keep going and you guys will be too busy LIVING in the NOW, enjoying it, that it'll all be ok : )