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Freezing Time

October 11, 2011
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One morning last week I sat in my warm bed after Sam had drunk himself into a milk coma and just held him, his soft, velvety head tucked under my chin and his warm little body rising and falling against my own. As I gazed out the window and watched the squirrels run through the neighbor’s giant oak tree in the weak autumn sunlight, I wanted to freeze time. I wrapped my arms around him and drank in the moment.

My little boy will only be a baby for a short time, and yet I imagine he will always be my baby in a way. I thought of how it must feel to be my parents: seeing their youngest all grown up and caring for a little one of her own. I thought about how I can hold my son tight for a time, but sooner than I like I will have to let him go. I thought of Sam all grown-up and imagined the man he might be. I thought of the things I needed to accomplish that day and how they could wait a few minutes more.

Linking up today with Just Write at The Extraordinary Ordinary.

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. October 11, 2011 10:14 am

    Loved your thoughts. They took me back to holding my own babies. And you are right. They grow up way too fast. Just sit and enjoy.

  2. Ann permalink
    October 11, 2011 10:24 am

    Beautiful :)

  3. Lisa permalink
    October 11, 2011 12:12 pm

    My baby turns 2 next month. I still feel like I was in your shoes only a few weeks ago, cuddling him (he won’t sit still for that much now!). Savor the moments!

  4. Jana permalink
    October 11, 2011 1:03 pm

    So fast indeed! Love those snuggly times and that sweet, soft little head. Enjoy your little blessing! :)

  5. Karen permalink
    October 11, 2011 1:56 pm

    I love the imagery you conjure up in this post. It reminds me of moments I treasure and want to drink in the fullness of it, knowing I can only enjoy it for a few moments until the day pushes forward. This is truly stopping to smell the flowers and remember the scent, the color, the whole aura of beauty around us – whether it be a rose or a precious baby boy!

  6. Kyna permalink
    October 11, 2011 8:24 pm

    me too… Ivy-Jane is 2 tomorrow.

  7. October 11, 2011 9:26 pm

    awww… i am loving that i am having “those” moments more and more often these days! :)

  8. October 11, 2011 11:39 pm

    Yes, so true, everything that you said. I have been where you are now, but it was 38 years ago. God bless you in the time you have with him.

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