A hundred thousand pictures

I have a hundred thousand pictures from the past week or so.
Starting with the egg drop testing and ending with a splash in the pool.
There are so many moments I snapped with my camera but so many more that I captured with my mind.
I want to, I need to write it all down before I forget.
I can already feel the memories barely begin to crackle.
(It’s amazing how quickly that happens.)

Look at how she looks at them, to them.
And how he hangs on.
His enthusiasm and her excitement.
And oh, my heart explodes.

What I would give to live these days over and over!
They have been so, so very wonderful.

But if we stayed in this moment forever,
We’d never know the rest of their stories.
And I know that no matter how great it is right now,
There’s something greater to come.
Just look at them…

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6 Responses to A hundred thousand pictures
  1. Kristin
    April 10, 2012 | 9:15 am

    I love this. I don’t get out my camera enough these days and I really should. But sometimes it’s because I’m too busy living the moments.

  2. Kimberly
    April 10, 2012 | 9:30 am

    I feel like these are some of those photos that tell a little story all on their own 🙂 Love it!

  3. Sherry Carr-Smith
    April 10, 2012 | 9:52 am

    I love these pictures so much!

  4. Elaine A.
    April 10, 2012 | 11:56 am

    I have a ton of pictures from the last week too! And you’re SO right. The moments are fleeting but they must carry on and on… Good thing we have all the photos!

    These are great ones. 🙂

  5. Mary @ A Simple Twist of Faith
    April 10, 2012 | 9:21 pm

    You take the best pictures! Think of all the amazing memories your kids will have looking through your collection of photos. My kids-not so much 🙂

  6. Brynn
    April 11, 2012 | 8:56 am

    “But if we stayed in this moment forever, we’d never know the rest of their stories” … That’s awesome.