Saturday, June 25, 2011

Being In The Moment

Moments that Make Me Smile
Sunrises, sunsets. Smiles. Laughter.
Yellow. Flowers and raindrops. Worship music. Windows down.
Hair blowing in the wind.
Slobbery baby kisses. Crashing of ocean waves.
Cricket chirps. Avacados. Oranges.
Sushi. Block BBQ. Movie nights.
Tan lines. Green. 
Fresh cut lawn. Birds singing.
Baby squeals and grins.
A perfect photograph.
A hug.
The word of God. Perfection.
Coffee. Tea.
Play Dates. Clean kitchen.
Brownies with Strawberries.
A great chat.
Powerful Sermons.
Rainbows. Thunderstorms.
Sleeping baby noises.
Hubby cuddles. Candle flickers.
What are some of your smile moments?

  It was priceless to watch and observe the sheer joy that my mom had being with Daisy.  She played with her tirelessly, read the same books over and over again, walked all over the place, played with boring toys day after day and never grew weary of it.  Grandma's, Grandpas and the older and wiser folks get it.  They get that life flies by and that if we aren't careful it will pass us up and we will have missed it all.  They get that it isn't always about the crazy big future plans so much as it is about soaking up the moment. Be here.  Be now.  Spice up the routine. Keep life fresh. 

These pictures melt me.  Daisy adored my mom and followed her all over the house.  She emptied my mom's purse, make up bags and pencil pouch a kajillion times.  She begged my mom to let her up on her bed where she could spend an hour playing with all of my mom's things.  She would reach up for my mom's finger as a way of asking my mom to take her outside or to go on a walk.  These pictures capture an inkling of that fun and I will cherish them forever. 



  1. So cute, looks like a lot of fun with your mom.

  2. I love that you were really in the moment. These are great girl.

  3. Awww. I love these. Such a great time.

  4. Such a true and sweet post. I want to cry for you that your mom left. I don't blame you at all for wanting to move near her. I would too. Daisy, Daisy, Daisy, cutest little girl ever! I love her!

  5. Your mom looks so hip! Love all the 'moments':)

  6. These pictures are beautiful! I love capturing the moment. I also try hard to really "live in the moment". It is funny how hard it is to be able to something that should be so natural. I love brownies with strawberries! Have a great day my friend!

    Mama Hen

  7. I love the bond between them. So precious! I love all the things you mentioned. They make me smile!

    Oh & I am totally enamored by the way the grass is so green & looks like it just grows effortlessly. WOW-

  8. So fun.......... your lucky to have a mom :)

  9. Love these so much! Love the dialogue you added! The last one's super cute!

  10. You are so right. The older folk get that life is short. I'm so glad you had a wonderful visit with your mom. I'm very close with my mom and she still lives back in my home town. So I cherish the visits so much. Sweet pictures!

  11. The love of grandma is so amazing. You're right, they get it. They've been there and know to enjoy the moment. These pictures speak volumes! Glad you had such a cherished visit with your mom!

  12. What wonderful moments! I love that photo of D grabbing Gma by the hand and leading her through the gate. I love how crisp and bright your photos are...I strive for that ;)


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