Friday, August 24, 2012

The one where she talks about moments in time

*Click* Once in a while I make that sound in my mind as I try like hell to freeze a memory. Just a little snapshot in time. I tried a bunch of times when The Parasite was a baby to just capture how that moment made me feel. Like when she was laying beside me sleeping. Or the first time she smiled. The way it felt when she was sleeping on my chest. The way it feels now when she climbs into our bed after a bad night and presses herself into me until she feels safe and warm and drifts off to sleep.

Of course you can't take a picture of a memory. Those snapshots in time are just my way of slowing it down. It hasn't worked yet, but it won't stop me from trying.

This post is written as part of GBE2 - Week #66 word prompt: Snapshot. For more info about GBE2, click here

6 comments:

Jo said...

I love this. I feel the same only now I have grand babies to snapshot, too.
My head is getting full, but it's all good stuff.

Word Nerd said...

You might not be able to slow it down, but those mental snapshots sure will help you to take it all with you on your journey.

Sweety Darlin said...

The fear I felt when she took the keys and drove a car ALONE for the first time. At the same moment so amazed at what a wonderful young lady she was becoming. That was the day my recitation started.....

"Drive safely, don't follow too close, follow the speed limit, wear your seat belt"

Every time she walks out that door with keys in her hand.

Kelly Louise said...

I think she can welcome her own daughter into the world and you'll still feel her tiny warmth pressed to yours. So sweet, your parasite.

tikulicious said...

This is such a wonderful picture. Nothing can surpass it. Thank you for sharing.

EINz said...

priceless photo! here starts a collection of memories that forever be treasured.