Thursday, May 24, 2012

Take it Outside

There are times when this kid is exasperating, stubborn, and totally strong willed.
There are times when i am frustrated and annoyed,
and moments when i am utterly and completely exhausted by him (and his sibling-to-be).

But to see him outside, exploring the world and LOVING every minute of it, is to see with new eyes.
This is what it is to be a mom, to have another chance at firsts.

I always manage to put all of that negativity aside, and no matter how tired, irritated, or overwhelmed I may be, 
I can always find it in myself to follow him around the yard, throw rocks in a puddle, blow bubbles,
or teach him how to blow the seeds off a dandelion.

Because I know that sooner than i will ever be ready, he's not going to want me to follow him at all...


Abi said...

Awe, Love this post! And I love the photos- especially the last one :)

Melissa Bliss Rich said...

So true!

Beautiful images. I love the sweetness and innocence you captured ;)

Susan said...

Oh how neat...and so very true!!

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

Oh yes- I know where you are coming from. These moments you captured are so beautiful!

Charlotte said...

Love how you describe being a Mum as having another chance at firsts! I've never thought of it like that!