For the last six months or so, I've been part of a wonderful group of very talented ladies who are taking part in Project 365...one photo for every day of an entire year. Talk about commitment! Although I've struggled to keep up with this project, I'm still sputtering along. I did switch it up a bit at the beginning of the year...incorporating a lot more cellphone images than ever before. It's been my go-to camera...sad, I know! (Instagram is my new BFF!)
Anywho, this group of lovely ladies has put together a blog circle that showcases children in a different light. We're sharing the little memories left behind by children...how we know when kids were here. These are the special treasures that will one day be missed when they're fully grown with children of their own...gasp...sigh...gasp!
For me, these are the moments that I often overlook or take for granted. The times that cause frustration and pain. The times that bring tears. The special moments of joy and laughter. The little things that let me know our children were here. The memories they were creating while loving life. Through the years, I've learned to treasure the mess. Those Legos, dirty windows, and scribbled on walls mean my children were alive and thriving as children should. Enjoying every moment. Embracing the little things that life has to offer.
So follow along as we document life in a simple way...taking a step back in order to reflect and cherish the special moments knowing that our kids were here.
Often I pass by windows and find some sort of toy or trinket that was secretly placed by chubby little fingers...
Or I suddenly notice a child-like rendition of the Eiffel Tower sitting on the Time Out bench...and, of course, who else but Doc Hudson would be flying high on top such a creation!
And when I grace the stairs in the middle of the night, I've been known to stumble and scream as I fear the creatures from Jurassic Park have broken free in order to seek revenge!
So continue on this journey as we showcase our little ones and their wonderful adventures by remembering when our kids were here. Next stop...the wonderful and extremely talented Kelly! Her images are always beautiful so you'll be glad that you went and said hello! (Visit Kelly's blog here.)