Thursday, March 10, 2011

Sprinting full steam ahead!

Occasionally, something that was said offhandedly smacks me right in the face.

When I was younger, I'd be talking to my parents about life decisions I was making and then they'd start to argue their point.  SMACK.  They were right.  Sometimes, it's in the middle of an argument with Robby and then... WHAM.  He says something and I know he's right.  I hate that.  Sometimes I love it.  But most of the time, I hate it.  

But the other night, I loved it. Well, I kinda hated it.  Ok, I had a love/hate relationship with it.  I love the concept, but I'm bad at it which makes me hate it. 

People are more important than tasks.  BAM.

I know it seems obvious, but how many times do we get caught up in massive "to do" lists, and neglect the people that are right in front of us?   I am often guilty of this.  Of getting stressed with all of the millions of things I just HAVE to get done, and forgetting to enjoy the moments with the people I love.

I know I write about Will and Robby a lot, but that fact of the matter is... I write about what I love.  Robby.  Will.  Photography.  In that order.  

I still remember the day I found out I was pregnant with Will.  I was so scared.  I was only 21 and had only been married about 11 months.  Scared probably doesn't cut it.  I was SHAKING.  I remember thinking my life was over, but in reality, it was only beginning.  He was born August 21, 2009 and times has FLOWN by.  Seriously.  

I remember the sleepless nights.  I remember his first smile.  His first laugh.  His first word.  His first steps.  

And then his first steps quickly turned into walking.  Steadily.  That turned into sprinting everywhere.  Will does not walk anymore.  He sprints.  Full steam ahead. I have to slow down and treasure these moments with him or they'll be gone.  Life, like Will, is charging full steam ahead.  

Have a fabulous Thursday everyone!


  1. This is such an honest post and I can totally relate minus the kid:), but thank you for your

  2. Hi Natalie! I'm glad you got encouragement from the post, but honestly you gave me so much encouragement from the comment. You're my first non-friend/family member comment. I probably shouldn't admit that... oh well:)