Thursday, January 5, 2012


My mom found this picture a while ago and sent it to me. There is something about it that I just love. They say there are different seasons in life. Well I say there are seasons within seasons. I am obviously in the season of motherhood. But this picture brings back memories and feelings of a different season of motherhood than the one I'm in now. Back then I had 3 children, 4 years and under. Mothering was physically exhausting with 2 in diapers and a two year old who had frequent meltdowns. But I also got lots of hugs and slobbery kisses and as you can see I was a human jungle gym. Today, these three take more of my emotional energy with the squabbling and constant discipline and dealing with deeper issues as they get older. I am loving things about this current season also though. The deeper conversations, the growth of them and also me as a mother. Looking at this photo reminds me that I need to stop and enjoy each season even through the new challenges we face. And daily remind myself that as with anything in life, this time with them right now will change and pass and I will miss it and miss them at these ages. I want to grab this photo and hold on as tightly as I can to this memory and never let go.