Saturday, April 13, 2013

in this moment





As I write this I'm holding my little night owl who is happy to be awake with me while his siblings are snoozing in their beds. It has just gotten dark, there is a tiny sliver of a moon and I am munching on my new addiction: Trader Joe's lightly sweetened coconut strips. The heat of this past week has dissipated and it is a lovely spring night, comfortable and quiet (well, as quiet as it can get here in the city). There is a picture of our family that Mayumi drew on a Post-It note on my laptop. I have a boatload of photos to edit and blogging to catch up on, but I just wanted to take a moment and record what is happening at this exact moment. Not because it is extraordinary or special in any way, but it is like so many moments in my days and they too often slip away and are forgotten. I know I can't capture every moment and hold it forever, no matter how I long to. Sometimes I am painfully aware of how fleeting and fragmented life is - how quickly my children grow and seasons pass. I know that is how it should be and I am mostly okay with that... but sometimes I do really want to hold a moment and remember it forever. And that is okay too.

6 comments:

Kimber said...

This is lovely. And he is gorgeous!

Jennifer - The Deliberate Mom said...

Love these photos and love these moments!

Precious.

Wishing you a lovely week - full of many more beautiful moments.
xoxo

nomadic gnome said...

True words from a mama who knows! Those fleeting moments, even if we don't remember each one, help shape us into who we are. I have loved becoming a mother - such a truly beautiful process, even during the hard times.

Kalei's Best Friend said...

Great photos of those moments!. You echo the sentiments of all mothers basking in their baby's growth... Glad I came across your page.

Charity said...

Can I just say, I love that the twins look like baby Maya and baby Elaine? It's like each of you got a twin!

mountain girl said...

I just love all the pics of your kids, and especially the twins. How wildly different they look--one like you and the other like his dad? So beautiful, all three of them!