If you're like me, at the start of the year, you are doing a lot of purging.
Closet organizing. Christmas decor re-organizing.
Teddy bear condensing.
That kind of thing.
And among other things, I began to go through photos : old and new.
So many photos. The older kids as babies always make me smile. And feel a little bit sad.
The vacation pictures always make me wish I was still there.
And then, during all this reminiscing I realized something.
I have very few photos of me with my children.
Often times, as mamas, we are the ones behind the camera. Non?
Or else, we're the ones saying "no, no. i look awful right now." "in a minute, i just have to..."
I see hospital photos of other mamas in the with their new babes. Radiant and glowing.
I did not look like that. I did not feel like that.
I really did not want to record it.
Now, I wish I had.
Afterwards, during the
years time of so many sleepless nights, the last thing I wanted to do was be in photos.
Heck, I'm just happy I had the energy to take photos of the little sleepless wonders.
And now, I regret it. I really do.
So starting today, I am vowing to take more photos of both myself and my husband with our children.
Just plain old being present.