There’s so much joy in the everyday simple moments of our lives. We visit with Zak’s grandmother every Friday morning and meet up with Zak’s cousin and her beautiful daughter Evy so that they can play. Their play brings Meme so much joy and that makes me so very happy. Quiet walks with friends are so meaningful now, I feel as though I’ve always taken them for granted. Nap time is especially pleasant. The hour or two that I get to recoup and be productive is so important to my sanity (I know many other parents feel the same way).
I want to remember all of these simple moments. If I don’t photograph them, I feel like those times will be fleeting and will soon escape my memory. Even in the present, taking time to record those bits of joy that are mixed in with the many moments of toddler frustrations, help me to focus on those pleasant times.