I want to breathe in every single thing about this image. I have a few posts that will be published in the next week or so that I have started and need to go back to, but I came across this image while looking for another image for a client today. It stopped me in my tracks. Literally. I stared at it for a long time wondering the very thing almost every parent says ‘how did they get so big?’
I know, it sounds cliche – but really, looking at this image makes me want to grab their little hands and jump in a time machine and freeze time. Right now. Just the way it is. They are already too old!
There are so many things I want to remember and I’m so afraid I’m going to forget. You know, the things you ‘swear’ you’ll never forget, but somehow you do.. When every day the same things happen and you can’t imagine yourself not being able to remember them, and then you realize looking at pictures from even just a year ago, there is so much we forget. The little things. The things that matter.
When I look at this image, I see so many things that mean the world to me. The way he always protects her. He always stands up for her, comforts her, makes her laugh. The way her hair is crazy every day and she only cares about ‘if she has bangs today or not’ (yes my love, you have them every day until you are able to grow them out without them driving you crazy!) The way she leans into him, looks up to him (even when she shouldn’t!) The way he giggles when he tries to talk, the way they smile from their hearts and I can see it in their eyes. The way they love the ocean and the beach like their Mom. The way they love with all they have and really have happy spirits.
Just wanted to breathe it in. Just wanted to make a note so I remember.
Don’t wish the days so fast. We only go around one time..
I love you bigger than the sky, my two little munchkins. You are everything I ever dreamed of.
Mommy loves you.