What You Saw Yesterday isn't What You See Today...Thankfully
I swear this day was yesterday. I can still remember dressing my girls and white t-shirts and long socks. Asking them if they wanted to jump on Mommy's bed. My oldest, Jade was so excited I can still hear her little clap of excitement. Ryan, my youngest at the time, followed her sister's lead and knew there was something coming to be excited about. As they jumped I pulled my sheets up on my bed and threw my sheet in the air and watching their facing as they anticipated the familiar sheet on their faces. Their smiles, their giggles as they continued the game on their own while I captured the moment...I can still feel this moment
I remember still on the floor across from my bed and thinking 'please let me remember this moment just like this for the rest of my life. Thank you, God for this moment.'
I remember uploading these photos to my computer this same night, excited to see the joy love, and cute pictures I had captured of my girls. I remember sitting in my little office/playroom being so disappointed and frustrated with myself. I remember thinking these aren't even something the girls would like to see when they get older. I remember going to bed defeated.
My oldest and second baby girl are in high school and middle school. I can still feel all the feels from this yesterday and still know there is a today. Today I know these pictures are absolutely beautiful and no one had to co-sign on that, I know and I live in my confidence. I love you can hear the laughter in these pictures, even if you have never heard my girls laugh. I love that I captured them as they were sitting around the house. I am so thankful I took the time to pick up my camera that day and photograph my girls. I am so thankful to have gone through all the yesterdays that got us to this today too. I am so thankful I have the opportunity to be their mother. Today I still see them as they were in these pictures. Small excited about some of the simplest things and ready to laugh with me if I just give us all the opportunity and the moment to do you.