I often feel my heart hurt as I realize all the years that have swept us by. The babies, toddlers, preschoolers my kids no longer are. I feel like I just moved to Orange County yesterday, hitting up every park and beach within a ten mile radius those first few years. Somehow though they grew and our days now mostly consist of school and all those activities after. I sometimes wish I could go back to those slow adventure filled times, but I’m also learning that today has its own fresh beauty—new memories and moments that are to be had.
Last weekend they took their boards into the ocean for the first time, and watching the joy and excitement on their faces was everything to me. Something else that means the world to me though is that I was able to capture it. To freeze today, a day I may forget otherwise, or remember only hazy. Every photo doesn’t haven’t to be professional either. I only get my big camera out on them a handful of times a year really. But that little phone that’s most always on me has the most amazing way of also freezing our moments. Or replaying them as videos happen to be my personal favorite. Still though, that big camera can do something that my phone just isn’t capable of, and that is really capturing what I saw with my heart. Golden beauty of my life with them.