This is how I will always remember him.

Every one of my kids is “stuck” at a certain age for me.  Tommy will always be 5, Lucas will always be 3, Ruby will probably always be a baby and Eli, well I’d like to trap him right now, in time.  I don’t want him to grow any older.  Even with all the challenges, scraped up knees and crazy tantrums I think he is perfect at 4.  I remember watching that movie Father of the Bride before I had kids and well, I kinda didn’t get it when he was looking at his grown daughter across the table and as she was talking, he  saw her as a little girl.

Now I do.

He is perfect just like this.  No shirt (as always). Messy hair, but just look at that brown skin, and those golden locks.  Would you ever want him to grow up?

Being a mom is the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life, a lot of people don’t get it when I tell them that.  I should feel so perfectly happy all the time with the little blessings that have been given to me but it’s not always that easy.

I guess that’s one of the reasons I love taking pictures.  I can look at times like this, and remember that even though I had a BAD day, the kids were driving me crazy and I had sno-cone all over my hands, that there are still those little moments to treasure.


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melissa - August 23, 2011 - 5:33 am

totally feel the same way about julian. he stomps his foot at me and i get so frustrated but within the next five minutes he is perfect…giving me the sweetest little smile.

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