AUTHOR: Marty, a.k.a. canape TITLE: Flying by DATE: 9/18/2009 09:15:00 PM ----- BODY:
I had this moment of realization today. Bird is growing up. I know that's not a brilliant deduction or anything, but it just became glaringly clear.

There are videos that I want to take of him and the way he talks right now in this moment so I can remember his baby voice.

There are lists of words that he says that I want to write down.

There are stories I want to tell about his new t-ball set and how much he loves all balls now.

I want to record how he says "Grover" in his best Grover growly voice.

So much of what is going on, I want to put here in this space. To share and to make sure that I remember it. But lately, I've been too busy living it. It's going too fast now to experience it and record it properly.

I hope I find a balance soon, because it's all too rich to miss out on.

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----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Stimey DATE:Friday, September 18, 2009 at 10:18:00 PM EDT If you have to choose between living it and writing it, I think you're making the right choice. It's so hard to try to keep it all in your memory though, huh? It's hard to document it all. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous nikki DATE:Friday, September 18, 2009 at 10:20:00 PM EDT I know what you mean, Marty - I've had a lot of these same thoughts lately. I love to write about Abigail, although it's not always easy when I spend all day with her, since when I get a break I also like to think and write about other things. But I feel as though I'm missing the chance to preserve all of these moments, her little voice, the funny way she says words, her smiles and laughs and dances. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Susie DATE:Friday, September 18, 2009 at 11:11:00 PM EDT I find myself in one of those moments just etching it into my brain - breathing it in and enjoying it. I don't always want to savor those moments through the lens of the camera but I do hope that I always remember them. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Amo DATE:Saturday, September 19, 2009 at 10:08:00 PM EDT I know! Ah! I feel like I can't keep up with the memories and the recording of those memories. So many things I realize that I want to videotape AFTER they have already happened. I understand! ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous whymommy DATE:Monday, September 21, 2009 at 9:40:00 AM EDT Yup. I took a break this week from writing, and oh, the good times we have had. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Bubblewench DATE:Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 8:19:00 AM EDT Living it is so much better. And later, when you need the memory, come back, read this and it will be fresh again. ----- --------