I want to remember the little things. Of course I want to remember all the milestones for Elias such as when he started walking…or his first word…things like that. But I want to remember the little things too. I want to remember the way he strokes my face as he is falling asleep and the way he says “my-nee” when referring to the cat. I want to remember the way his lips pucker out when he says “uh-oooohhhhh” and the way he stands hanging over the railing when looking into the wetlands.
So yesterday when Elias woke up from his nap, I decided to catch some of it on the camera. His warm, soft, pink cheeks. His slightly messy hair. His somewhat sad expression. The way he rubs his eyes. I want to remember it all. Sometimes just snapping a picture helps me to look closer with my own eyes/ears/heart too. It’s that intentional action that helps me to really pay attention. I hope I remember it all.