Savoring Each Phase

• 10 May 2010

After hearing more than a handful of seasoned mothers share drama-filled teenage tales, I've decided to never wish away my children's youth. Yes, young kids are taxing, and yes, they are an incredible amount of work, but they are also the sweetest they will probably ever be! I am trying to savor this time, despite it's difficulties, by documenting a few things that have meant a lot to me.

Last year my sweet son constantly gave me flowers, leaves, or little trinkets he found. I never, ever tired of hearing, "Here Mommy...this is for you". Oh, how my heart melted. I decided to start taking pictures of these little gifts as soon as he gave them to me. Most of the images I have are blurry, and taken with my phone (a little too closely I am realizing now). But, they are the sweetest record I have of this wonderful stage. Who knows if he'll ever say those words to me again? I made an 8 x 10 collage of the images and then printed out a few copies for memory's sake (basically like I did here for art).

What things are you doing to document the sweet moments with your children?


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