Saturday, November 12, 2011

The Days are Long....

When I look back through the photographs of my children,
I am reminded that although the days sometimes seem long

the years go by much too quickly.

So I will treasure the moments.

The joy of riding in Daddy's arms.  The giggles over silly songs.

I'll treasure the memories and the secrets whispered into my ear.

I'll hold them close and let them go.

Because the joy of holding my babies close only grows when my children choose to run back into my arms.


9 comments:

Crystal said...

So true...they grow way too quickly. My oldest is on the brink of turing 13...and it makes my heart ache. They are only ours for such a short time.

Lindsey said...

How true! I love the pictures! The last one is a classic.

Marley's Mama said...

I was just looking at the photos of the visit you made to our house last year at Christmas time and thinking the same thing. Those memories are precious! What great perspective. I love you!

Tiffany said...

And now I'm crying! That is beautiful!

Ryan & Rose said...

LOVE the picture at the pumpkin patch! Know I'm praying for you guys, Bethany.

He & Me + 3 said...

Love these pictures. Your children are so beautiful! Great post

ali @ an ordinary mom said...

"Because the joy of holding my babies close only grows when my children choose to run back into my arms" So beautifully put!
Bless your mother-heart!

Amanda said...

Love this. And your family is just beautiful Bethany!

Laura said...

Oh. My. Goodness. Look at Hope!!! They all look so much older, but she looks like a completely different girl! I remember her just a baby, wow!

I'm having fun catching up...I could be here awhile. :)