Capturing a moment is something I have fallen in love with these last few months. The ability to tell a story through a single image is something I have always loved and have tried to do with my artwork, paintings and drawings mostly,
but to capture the feel of a moment and to portray what it is to be in that moment with a picture has consumed my creative energy lately!
Maybe it is my slower paced lifestyle due to my ever growing baby belly that has me noticing things in a different light and appreciating them more. It is so important to slow down and live in the moment! Why don’t I remember this more often and not just when I am forced to move slower?
This new-found outlet for my never-ending creative juices is the perfect venue for me now that I am in my ninth month of pregnancy with my husbands request that I “take it easy” and wait for our new little one to join the family.
Taking a step back after a busy two weeks of finishing the bedroom remodel, freshening up the nursery, shopping and more shopping for baby and “helping” Drew plant the gardens, I have been reflecting this week on this time in our life as a family and how it is coming to the end of “us four” and soon it will be the FIVE OF US! A whole new chapter!
I decided to document this “moment in time” with pictures of our daily life together on our place and it has left me feeling so very grateful for what I have been given and this time we have had together.There is a sense of sadness for me knowing this part of our life, just the four of us, is coming to an end and yet there is so much joy and anticipation for the new life we will have together as a family with the arrival of baby!
I had the same feelings of reservation just before Caleb (our youngest) was to join the family now almost five years ago.
We had stopped at Dairy Queen for ice cream and drove home the back way on the gravel roads of our township, talking while we ate our cones with little four year old Carter in the middle of the bench seat of the truck. There I was 8 months pregnant with Caleb, wind blowing through the open windows just us three together and I was so happy!
Then the thought came over me, this could be one of the last times it was just Drew, Carter and I together! “Us three” would never be just “us three” again and with no idea what the future would be like with a new one added to the family I was saddened and was afraid of our little family changing.
Why, I wonder do we hang on to the past so much when the future has so much to hold?
Dwelling in the past is just silly when you don’t know what is in store for the future right? Well, once again I have had my little moment of dwelling in the past and being sad for just a little bit about leaving this time of our life behind, now I am ready to fling open the door to the our future and welcome this new life together as a family of five!
I had both the boys early, Carter was born four weeks early and Caleb was five weeks early….Right now with this little one we have four weeks to go and its hard not to think constantly about how it really could be anytime now! With that thought in my mind I am living in the moment now more than ever, enjoying my boys and trying to capture the feel of this moment right now with “just the four of us” in my memory and with my camera!
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