Saturday, April 16, 2011

I forgot

I forgot how much I like the newborn smell and the softness of their skin and hair; how tiny and fragile looking the newborn babies are, and yet sturdy and full of life; how ugly they look and yet how easy it is to see the beauty in them and fall in love.

I haven’t forgotten how precious and fast fleeting the moments with them are, how quickly they grow and change – I have a walking talking example to remind me. And so while there are still two other adults in the household and plenty of peaceful slow-paced moments I allow myself to choose to lie next to my son during his awake and aware moments and stare at his face and constantly moving arms and legs, knowing full-well that no matter how much I look very little of the precious details of the way he looks today will be left in my memory.
Awake

4 comments:

Rachael said...

Love the sentiment. It does go by so fast, that newborn stage...savor it!

Vasilisa said...

:) he looks like such a wonderful little baby boy. I know what you mean - I remember having these moments with Tim and thinking how I never want to forget my feeling and emotion then... but alas - it's gone. It flies, this time... but we're so blessed to have a chance to experience it :)

vedmajulia said...

LOVE the look of concentration on his face :-)

driftwood said...

priceless moments