Tuesday, February 5, 2013

lasting imprints

you know those times when a certain moment or afternoon is in slow motion.
you stop and look at every detail and savor the moment.
you lock the memories into your brain and soak in each and every thing that is 
happening at that exact  moment.
time is fleeting.
our memories are not as good as we want them to be.

it is amazing how one day you can have a such a terrible day.
and the very next day can be the complete opposite.
i am so thankful for that.
nothing sweeter than just a plain good day after a bad one.

this afternoon i had one of those moments where i wanted to lock all of the details up.
inside of my head and heart.  never to be forgotten.

i want to remember how nash was sitting with me when i was cooking lunch.
how he discovered that he can lean over in his chair and grab anything that is next to him.
the crinkles of the cheese wrapper that he didn't want to stop playing with.
the  look in his eyes as he got to discover the noise that he could make when he played with it.

our mini dance session to xavier rudd.
i want to remember the weight of him in my arms
and how he would lean into me as i twirled around with him.
how he smiles when we dance and move.
and watching him look at the computer where the music comes from with curiosity.

i want to remember how he wants to be held when he is tired or hungry.
that is the only spot he is content in those moments.
it is a sweet feeling.
before i know it he will be running around and the times i get like this will be farther in between.

i thought tonight he might let me rock him to sleep in
 the rocking chair, but i should know better.
we stood and rocked the way he likes.
as he falls asleep he puts his hand on my face over and over.
sometimes i kiss the palm of his hand because he likes it so much.
even when he is almost asleep a little smile peaks out under his pacifier.
eyes closed with a little smile.
i melt.

so today was one of those days that i soaked in.
i looked at the little tiny details that might be easy to forget.
and made a plan to not forget them.
because aren't the little details  what makes life so sweet.
i am making a pact with myself to do this more often.

you should too.

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  1. o girl, you stole my heart on this one. I just had and posted about one of the worst days i have had in a long time. overwhelming to say the least, but this is so true. there are so many wonderful moments that i will never forget. i will always remember those and let the bad days fade away.!

  2. Oh, that is absolutely beautiful. I know exactly what you mean. On afternoons like that, I love to cuddle up with The Boy and always find myself leaning into his little head and breathing in the scent of his hair. I want to freeze him at 6 years old ... precious.

    Found you through Rolled Up Pretty and am now happily following along via GFC and Bloglovin' (so I don't miss a thing!)

  3. What a beautiful post...I'm trying to savor all of these moments as well. The sweet baby moments pass all too soon. Nash is so adorable. How old is he?

    Happy to be your newest follower!

    1. thanks Ashley! he will be 6 months in just a few days! time flies! thx for following along!

  4. What a beautiful post!! Savor those moments, is right, because they pass too quickly...we just celebrated our girls first birthday and it seemed like just yesterday she was born!

    Happily following along!

    noel @ highheeledmama.com

  5. I love those special moments in life. We should soak them up more often :)

  6. Hi! I'm a new follower through the GFC blog hop. I love, love, love your blog and can't wait to connect on here! This post is especially inspiring. :)

  7. Hi, Great post. I found you through thebloghop .Now following you.Please stop by and say hi when you get a chance.
    Be sure and check out my new Blog Hop that we just started, It's Weekly Goals Link Up. It's a great way to stay on track. Have a great day. :) Here's the link in case you want to check it out.
    http://lenettacarnes.blogspot.com/2013/02/weekly-goals-5.html Thanks again

  8. Oh my word. YOUR words are making me tear up! I can remember when each of my babies started interacting with their world. It is memorable and amazing and magical all rolled into one.

    Just found your blog and cant wait to catch up. :)

    1. very true! so many emotions rolled up at once. a bit overwhelming at times!!