Savor Life {Intensely}

“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely,
every hundredth of a second.”

― Marc Riboud

“Mommy … why are you always taking so many pictures?”

My nine year old was watching me after church today as I spent a few minutes with our baby Leia, snapping some photos…

“To freeze time, hunny.  I never, ever want to forget these days …”

Leia Hyacinth is much better and smiled for the first time in two weeks [turns out it was a double ear infection along with the flu that our family had] – today, our fifth baby turns 10 months old. It hardly seems fathomable.  These images, these captured second and moments as she sits on our bed, sucking her two fingers and listening to mommy chit chat to make her smile … these are little tiny photos of our life that need to be taken. Hardly does a day go by that I do not take a photograph of some kind. A small moment or just something I do not want to forget. Our memories are fickle. When I am old and grey and cradling grand babies on my lap, I know these few images will help me remember so many of those precious daily moments of family life and motherhood.

I encourage you, mothers … take out your camera, leave it out and take too many photos – you will not regret it.

February 24, 2013 - 11:37 pm

Lynda Lu Gibb And you will be blessing them for recording these precious moments in each of their lives . When they grow up they will not have to imagine what it was like, they will be able to see just how precious and wonderful their family life was day to day as they lived childhood in a God loving family.

February 24, 2013 - 11:27 pm

Grandma Gerr So adorable! xxx