So incredibly fleeting.
We don't even realize times when we are creating memories until they have passed. Moments that seem so rote, so ordinary that we pay them no mind. We schedule photos to capture the moments, only to then stress.
"I just want one good one."
We worry about the details in those images. A bad hair day, an unflattering outfit choice, a runny nose, tear streaked face toddler. We stress when the images don't match the images in our mind. The ones we have created ourselves after perusing one too many images on Pinterest.
As mom's we likely criticize ourselves. Our belly still full from where we carried our babies, our laugh lines deeper, we're tired. In our mind we are likely trying to categorize all that's left to do in the day.
"You can Photoshop me right?"
Dad's might notice their hair graying, their sweater maybe fitting a little bit tighter. Maybe he is thinking about how it's close to dinner time. He's hungry. He rather be at home watching Monday Night Football.
"Are we almost done?"
I can assure you that all the non "perfect" moments will quickly become your favorite. You will notice how beautiful smile lines are, how your children have grown so fast. You will look back on images and miss people. Grateful to have them captured for just a moment in time. Grateful for the moments not looking into someone's lens but rather looking at one another.
You won't notice your hair, your imaginary ten extra pounds. You won't remember that your toddler was a mess that day, your husband won't remember he was hungry. Your fashion choices will no longer be on trend.
And to quote Dr. Suess, "Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory."
Five on Friday
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