I have a thousand things I should be doing, and plenty of sessions (plus a wedding!) that are waiting to hit the blog. They’re coming, I promise… and if you’ve been waiting ever so patiently, I appreciate it! Just for one quick second can I gush though? This afternoon I was taking some pictures of King Nakies so I that I can always remember this time when clothing was immediately stripped as he walked through the door, and he lived in a diaper around the clock. He will.not.keep.clothes.on. Cute about 98% of the time, but when we’re in the middle of Chili’s for dinner? Not so much… Anyway, as I snapped away at the little dude in his diaper, Sweet Girl appeared at my shoulder and asked if she could take a picture with my camera. At first I immediately said “no, that’s probably not a good idea”… I mean it IS an expensive camera, and it’s kind of tricky to use, and I was sort of in my groove… but something made me pause. To turn around and place it in her hands, showing her how to stretch out her little fingers to use the back button focusing, and explaining where to look, when to press the buttons. To take the moment as it was, and say yes – to encourage something that she was interested in.
I sat down on the chair next to the window where P2 had been sitting moments before, and let her snap away. Somewhere along the way, King Nakes clambered up onto my lap and S.G. clicked away. Once we were all done, I quickly scrolled through the pictures on the back of the camera. Most of them were out of focus, or one of us was making a crazy face, but then – there was this – this one picture with mama love pouring out of it. The one that shows the boy slowly losing his baby features, and the mama who will forever hold onto them somewhere deep in her heart. Sweet Girl could have accidentally dropped that silly camera and let it shatter into a million bajillion pieces, and it would have been completely worth it to have this picture of us.
To my baby boy, I love you more than any words could ever do justice. To my sweet girl, I am forever grateful for you – and that has nothing to do with how amazing this picture is. To myself, say yes more often…. wonderful, wonderful things happen when you pause and say yes.