Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Precious Moments

You're gonna miss this
You're gonna want this back
You're gonna wish these days hadn't gone by so fast
These are some good times
So take a good look around
You may not know it now
But you're gonna miss this
-Trace Adkins

As we approach Deuce's first Christmas, I am doing my very best to soak in all of the moments.  Each one precious and special.  Each one I'll never get back.  I am doing my best to make sure that my camera is within an arms reach of him at all times. 
One of my favorite things to do is look at old pictures from when I was little.  The way fashion trends have changed.  The way camera technology has changed.  The ways my hair has changed.  The family that I am still very close to and the family that I rarely ever see.  Those pictures are so special to me. 
My maternal grandparents had both passed away by the time I was 7 and all of Ed's grandparents had passed away by the time he was a toddler.  Pictures are the only memories that exist.  I have to capture as many moments as I can so that one day Deuce can feel like he truly "remembers" every step of his life.
This past Sunday I took Deuce to the nursery during church for the first time.  He is starting to talk a lot now and he is very likely to shout "DADA" at the most inappropriate times, like when Pastor Diggs has paused for a serious moment.  The sermon is broadcast in to the nursery so that parents can still get the lesson while the kids play.  As I was sitting on the floor with Deuce I whipped out my camera and starting snapping away. 
Another parent said, "Do you always do that?"  Uh-Oh I thought, I'M CAUGHT - I wasn't listening to the sermon.  SHOOT!  So I questioned her, "You mean, take pictures?"  She nodded. I politely told her I always have my camera because I don't want to miss a moment.  And I often leave it in the diaper bag so that if I am not with him, the camera is.  She smiled and said, "Man, I wish I had been like that."  Whew... so I continued to snap away (while I multi-tasked as any good momma can do and listened to the lesson).

So many precious moments gone by...
... yet so many precious moments to come.


  1. I love these pictures. Especially the middle one of bath time. His smile is amazing and melts my heart!!!!

  2. I am a camera freak also! the time FLIES by and I love love love going back to look at pictures from last week, last month, and last year at this time. I love that you are like that too...the bath pictures are the cutest things ever. What a little stud Chris (Deuce? not sure what he's going by now!) is becoming! Don't you just love it all?!


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