Thursday, July 24, 2014

In the Woods

This morning I watched him,
carefree and wild,
running along the path.


Between the tall cedars,
reaching skyward,
casting shadows on the forest floor,
he laughed.


Moments of stillness,
for fairy houses,
flowers,
and frogs.


Onward again,
I meandered behind. 
I could feel time
slipping away,
as he moved further
into the woods.


He can't seem to stop,
moving,
or growing.
He is changing before 
my eyes.
Slow down little man,
wait for me.


These moments we share
in the woods,
are a balm for my soul.
My place of comfort
is here among the trees,
and I sense
the same is true
for him. 

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  1. This tugged at my heart... It does go by so fast. In the blink of an eye, they run out of our arm's reach. I see it everyday. Sometimes I wish I could slow time, but at the same time, it's a wondrous thing the pace of their growth. I'm glad you are taking in every moment. xo

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    1. It does go fast, but I am happy to let it all unfold as it should, enjoying each and every moment. xo

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  2. He is growing, and I'm all the way over here watching this. I love how you stop time and observe your little guy :)

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    1. Thank you Karen, it really is a joy to watch and observe him in the world.

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  3. Oh, yes. I have been feeling much the same these days. I wish, sometimes, that I could freeze just a moment - not to stay in, but just to be able to visit sometimes, when they're bigger and I've almost forgotten what it was like when they were small. xo

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    1. Yes, to visit it sometimes, wouldn't that be lovely. It is one of the reasons I keep this online journal :) In years to come this space will transport me back in time. xo

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  4. what wonderful moments for both of you to share and keep forever...

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  5. He has grown so much Kim, I've noticed just how much lately. Making memories, yes, keep doing that, from experience I know it means so much.
    My BABY turns 17 tomorrow, I could cry.

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    1. I know Tracey, it seems overnight he is growing and changing. Wow, that is crazy Tracey, happiest of days to him. xo

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  6. So sweet- this pinched my heart a bit. They do grow so fast- my baby is starting college this fall- where did the time go?
    Beautiful images today of Reece and his surroundings.

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  7. Oh my, it's only going to go quicker and quicker isn't it? What a beautiful place to walk. That frog is so beautifully green!

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    1. It seems that way KC, it really does. It is a lovely spot, not far from our home and the perfect place for us to just be and enjoy each others company.

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  8. Beautiful pictures! Looks so very peaceful.

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  9. The life you're offering him is such a treasure!

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    1. You are too sweet, thank you. xo

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  10. I love the frog pictures ~ they so remind me of when my oldest son was young - he loved (and still loves) all amphibian and reptiles ~ frogs, toads, snakes, lizards and the like. Enjoy these perfect days with your son. They go by so quickly...

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    1. Thank you, we have been finding a lot of them this year. I will, trying to soak up every minute.

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  11. Oh my gosh, Kim, your beautiful words and gorgeous pictures have me all choked up! I totally know how you feel- that it's all going by way too fast. I tell Grace and Emma all the time "stop the growing" they giggle and say "but mama, we can't!" Lovely, my friend, simply lovely! xo

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    1. Awe, thank you Shel. Ha, I say that to Reece all the time and he does the same thing :) It does go by fast, much too fast. xo

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  12. Fantastic, mama. Truly beautiful feels and images you've captured.
    I have a feeling you will keep up with your little man just fine. You're a great mama.

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  13. Beautiful pictures and words. I know it flies by, but we are so privileged to be able to spend this time with them. I've been feeling incredibly lucky, particularly over the last few weeks with the gorgeous weather we've been enjoying, not to be going out to work and leaving my children with childminders. But to be outside with them enjoying the beautiful world we live in, making memories with them - memories for me just as much as, hopefully, for them.

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    1. Thank you. You are so right, I feel so very lucky to be able to spend as much time as I do with Reece, to walk alongside him on his journey. It truly is a blessing, and I offer gratitude for it each and every day.

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  14. Beautifully written. I have many of these same memories. They grow so fast and their interests change, but still my girls love a good walk in the woods or swim in the creek.

    Love these frog photos!

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    1. Thank you. That is lovely to hear Jennifer. I know over time many things will change, but my hope is that Reece will still love spending time in the woods with me.

      Thank you!

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