Friday, December 28, 2007

A Beautiful Day

I woke up on Christmas Day to this. It was beautiful. My oldest son has always been infatuated with the moon. We sing about it, read about it, talk about it, and spot it if at all possible. When I woke on Christmas morning, the moon was the first thing I saw when I looked out the window. It made my day and reminded me of the simple gifts of Christmas.

So, you can imagine how I felt review Christmas Day pictures and seeing this.

I can’t believe I reacted so strongly to a new camera, but I was sooooooo excited. I have loved photography for most of my life. But, since I had children, it has taken on a new life. I think it helps me feel like I am saving a piece of my children at every stage, every memory, every new discovery. I especially love digital. I take hundreds of pictures of the boys with the full intent to only keep the great ones. However, when I review the pictures, I treat them like holy words. I can’t delete them and most of the time I can’t even alter them in any way.

Needless to say, I love my boys, I love my Christmas, and I feel so blessed to have such a bright outlook on Christmas. What a Gift.


Alicia A. said...

I have the same camera- LOVE it. Have fun!!!

Amy said...

Your sons love of the moon reminds me. Right after Thanksgiving we were going to a friends house who lives about 45 min. away. It was night and there was a full moon. My two yr old kept saying things like...Mommy the moon is following us. Is the moon going to our friends house too. Uh oh where did the moon go? Is it hiding? (behind trees of course) Kids are sooooo much fun with the way their minds work!!!