Saturday, October 24, 2009

where no camera can go

Do you ever wish you can print up photos from your memory?
There are sweet precious moments that I see, feel and experience where no cameras can go...

Like when I feed her and she takes her lady fingers and brings them up to her mouth instead of my breast. When she does this she makes the funniest hungry, moaning sound ever. It is something that I would love to capture and remember for all time.

There are moments when she is resting on my chest while I burp her when she has a perfect smile. No hands ever seem to be free to grab the camera. So I can only sit back and think that smile was only meant for me to see.

When my son plays, I see the peaceful joy on his face, my first thought is always to grab my camera. It never works. A young boy like him never wants his photo taken. It was a hard lesson to learn, but I now know that his moment isn't meant for me to freeze for all time. Him, in that moment was meant for me to stop, breathe it all in and cherish for all time. A moment where no photograph would ever do it justice, because it really was that perfect.

All these perfect moments in motherhood to have, hold on to and cherish because sometimes no camera can ever go there.

11 comments:

Erin said...

Great post! :) I will have to remember this when Emery is born and I want to take her picture every five seconds!

Have a great weekend. I cannot believe Eden is two weeks old, already!

Kristin @ The Krumwiede 6 said...

I made my husband buy me a small digital camera that I kept by the chair for when I was nursing... I have some amazing pictures that mean the world to me because of that... :)

Catherine Anne said...

My grandmother says she now spends many days living in her memories. The photos shes holds in her heart~

chrissy said...

inspirational and true! Stop Breath and capture the moment in your heart to be remembered by you! Love this!

Elaine A. said...

Yes, many of these moments are meant only for our memories.

What a lovely post and thoughts...

Bacardi Mama said...

What a perfect reminder for us all. Stop, breath and capture the memory.

Marcela Beatty said...

Your thoughts...perfect!

Mimi's Toes said...

I love this post. You are so right. My memory is filled with lots of perfect snapshots. Sometimes we miss special moments by running for the camera. I know you are so in love with your little princess. Soak every second up.

The Fritz Facts said...

The moments in my memory are my favorites. They are so precious.

Great post!

Stacie's Madness said...

amen, beautifully said.

SJ said...

I hope my memory never fails me because of my mental snapshots I've saved for me and only me.

This is so absolutely true...