Moments without pictures

July 19, 2009 · 2 comments

I found this little note I wrote myself while we were on vacation in DC.
July 1, 2009

Today the boys went to explore an area of the hotel grounds while Mike and I finished our dinner. We were seated in the outside area of the hotel restaurant and it had a beautiful stone stairway down to a fountain and grassy area. There was also a cute little gazebo beyond, plus a few seating areas. It wasn’t far away (literally down some stairs – as if they were in the yard at home and we were on the deck) but my heart clenched a little watching them walk away. Aloud I lamented the fact that they were being so sweet with each other and I didn’t have a camera. Mike oh so gently reminded me that us sitting together, watching our boys was OUR moment and we didn’t need a picture to remind us how sweet they could be, how they really did look out for each other, or to remember the scenery.

Sometimes that husband of mine is just brilliant.


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Michelle July 20, 2009 at 9:23 am

I LOVE THAT!! I can’t tell you how many times in my day to day life I think, “man I wish I had my camera,” to catch my kids being their true adorable little selves and I have to remind myself to sear the image (and even more important) the feeling into my brain. Ahhhh…


Shine July 22, 2009 at 11:01 pm

Maybe I’m selfish, but I like keeping those moments to myself sometimes! Watching Ben dance in front of the tv, hearing Brandon sing to himself upstairs, sharing secret smiles with either of them is priceless and one of the perks of being a mom…my “pay” so to speak for being a stay at home mom. 😉


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