Preserving Memories of your Children With Photographs

I was ordering prints yesterday.. And as I was looking through all of our photos, it made me feel so reminiscent.. and then I felt lucky that I had all of these snap shots of our son's life. Preserved memories of his life (and ours) in that moment.

On this day pictured below, we have a just-turned-two year old without a care in the world. He was running ahead of me along the trail, smiling back to make sure I was still there, and then picking flowers in just the right light when I snapped this photo. 


I have realized that photography is like my personal weapon against time.. to freeze it, hold it, look back on it.. contain it. I so fiercely want time to slow down some times.. especially as a mom. Time is bittersweet. You know they say, "The days are long but the years are short." And it is so true. 

I also came across this poem that I thought was fitting for this photo and honestly just pulled on my momma heart strings.. Pretty soon we will find out if we are having another boy or maybe a girl. Either way I will be elated, but there is something about being a boy mom that I love.. so I'll hold onto it a bit longer. 

"A baby boy was created
by the hand of God above
to give the world the sweetest touch
of tenderness and love.

With the softness of a whisper,
God made a baby's skin
and then designed two trusting eyes
to put the starlight in.

With giggles from a waterfall
and breezes passing by,
God made a baby's laughter
and a tiny, sleepy sigh.

God made the world a precious gift
more dear and pure than gold,
with little toes to play with
and tiny hands to hold
then brought into the sunshine
a precious baby boy
All wrapped up in a rainbow
of wonder, hope, and joy."

-Unknown Author