Chapel Hill, North Carolina
I stumbled across this photograph a few days ago and gasped. Look at how soft he is. How little. How round. He’s grown up since this image was taken - he’ll soon be five. And as much as I’ve tried to appreciate the simplicity and bliss of raising a young child, I wonder how time went by so fast. And how I can remember so little of it when I wanted to remember each detail.
Once upon a time I was an overwhelmed, unhappy young mother of two babies. I couldn’t wait for my boys to grow up. I wanted the time to fly by. And then somewhere along the way I grew into motherhood. Now I am a mother of four who prays each day for time to slow down. Because they really do grow up too fast.
[See previous "framed" features here.]