"Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal- is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he has been robbed. The fact is that most putts don't drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to be just people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration, and most jobs are more often dull than otherwise. Life is just like an old time rail journey with delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinder, and jolts, interspersed occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride."---Pres. Gordon B. Hinckley
"The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one." - Elbert Hubbard

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Friday, June 20, 2008

Its summer....

And I cant help but look at my children and realize that the days I am counting down to the birth of their brother can't be gotten back. I found myself today staring at the calendar trying to wish the next month away..... thinking ok...soccer camp, then the 4th, then swim lessons....then possibly time for a baby? But what about these days I want to fly by these inbetween days??? Should I rather be spending my time trying to bottle them then make them quickly pass? I think of each of my children and know this is the only summer they will be 10 or 8 or 2 or 1...... they will grow...
I sat on the lawn with my camera today... trying to capture them.. just them... in their pure state of childhood. I wished selfishly that M wasn't in California visiting so that I could have them all here on my lawn... All of them, their drama... their laughter... their stories...their fights...

The time will pass, soon our baby boy will be here to round out this crazyness... and until then, I will be the really pregnant mom sitting in the yard on the lawn. Dont mind me, I am just watching my children grow.







4 comments:

kristinfranke said...

oh Kel, so so true. cherish each of these days and each of them and photograph them lots :)

Jenny B said...

This is beautiful Kelly! I did the same thing today. Thanks for reminding me to stop and cherish what I have, here and now!

PS I missplaced my buttons, as soon as we are finished cleaning out the garage I will mail them off, lol.

PSS The pics are beautiful as usual!

Melissa said...

I CAN NOT believe how big your kids are getting Kelly! They are adorable!

Jenny B said...

Kelly- It would be an honor, she is three almost 4. I don't think I will be able to live up to your beautiful photography but I am up for a challange, lol. You made me happy, thank you:)