After tucking my son into bed, exhausted and winding down for sleep myself, I begin to sit down at the computer. Breaking from the silence I suddenly hear, "Roar! Roar! Goodnight!" in his gruffest dino voice, as he snuggles down. I'm rolling in laughter at the spontaneity that has overcome him, while he continues giggling in this dino voice.
Ironically, as I attempted to work into the night, I stumbled accross a dinosaur, which I wrestled in my sleep-deprived state, to plug my printer in. Laughter, ensuing the pause . . . as parents, we all know that one day all this will be gone and our days of going about our business, will just be that. The little interruptions soaking delight into every corner of my day, will be gone in the blink of an eye. Life happens just way to fast. This dinosaur stalling my work with his grip on my reality, became the signaling of days that are no longer.
If I could photograph every moment and forever look back on a keepsake timeline of our lives here.. the little details that I never want to forget - I would. Rather, I console myself in being ever more present today, and it allows me to smile even though I know that one day that's exactly what this will all be, but memories. Precious memories.
For now, just being present in the details that remind me that little feet once roamed these spaces, while lest losing sight on the bigger picture and finding balance in preserving those moments with my little, is a true gift - one which I do not take for granted. We are in the midst of creating memories that will last an eternity, rather than consuming our time trying to press mark the day in chronological order. Today I found a dino. And for that, I am thankful.