Saturday, February 6, 2010

My little ones...

When did you grow?

I thought I was watching every moment and savoring your ever changing spirit.

When did you change?

I thought I saw you clearly, I washed, clothed and feed you. But now your bigger and wiser.

When did this happen?

I think I missed it when I did not embrace your laughter or tears or small triumphs.

When did I forget to just watch?

I forgot to be still. I forgot you will never be this small again. I forgot to stop, instead of go.

What will I do?

I will slow and savor. I will be amazed and thankful and passionate about all that you see from your view. I will be there to watch your world from your eyes. I will be here and you will be with me and we will grow together.


Becca said...

Your children are so beautiful. I can't believe how old Eva is looking!

PRP said...

Beautifully written and a great reminder too!

Amy said...

I have such a hard time facing the fact that I have missed so much of my children because I don't stop long enough to soak it in. It's frustrating that I know this about myself and struggle to change it. I look back at all the pictures I've taken and am so grateful for them, but at the same time it makes me so sad that I don't have more memories of just having 'down-time' with my kids.

CatherineWO said...

This is beautiful, Sara. They do grow and change every minute of every day. Thank you for sharing this and them with us. Love you.

Karen said...

cute cute pictures. I especially like the one with all 3 of them with bare bellies. :) I love seeing all my kids together, too!