I have always been a person who could be moved to tears easily. My children laugh at me, because I cry at sentimental commercials.
Over the coarse of the last few days, I have cried tears of Joy and tears of sadness. I am missing my Mother dearly. When Katrina got her acceptance letter yesterday, the tears of Joy and excited where quickly changed to sorrow, when in excitement as she was on the phone with Grammy and PopPop, I said, "You'll have to call Nana next!" and it hit me......
Also, Christmas was my Mothers most favorite time of the year......she always made the season one of Magic and Wonder for all of us,,,her family and friends. She had a heart of gold and a soft, gentle way about her, that made everyone happy and joyful.
I am also dreading Monday. You see, Monday is my 43rd Birthday....and it will be the first birthday that I do not get a phone call at the moment I was born from my Mother telling me how much she loves and cherished me and that at this exact moment, so many years before, I blessed her by being her baby girl.
So, today, when I was getting my camera on to take the most adorable picture of Abbie and Emma Sage cuddled together on the couch reading a book together,,,,,,and the camera fell out of my hands and broke.....well, the tears came flooding out and I have'nt been able to keep them at bay for very long.
I know the camera can be replaced [when I don't know, as we don't have that kind of money in our budget to make such a purchase at this time, especially since we have college tuition down payments due the first week of January......and my camera....it is almost like an extension of me.......I take photographs often, and it gives me such great joy.... it is going to be so sad during the next few weeks of such a special time of the year to not record our memories.
So enjoy the pictures I titled in folder as 'TheDayMyCameraBroke' as they may be the last for a while.
These are of Emma Sage working on a craft project to encourage fine motor skills. She is such a patient and detail oriented little girl. She did the whole project by herself....even making the knot at the end of the string. I helped tied the ends together, but she patiently strung each small bead and bell. [Which I found hard because the end was starting to fray.....but she just persevered]
We are going to bake and wrap all weekend, so I may not be online for a while......May you cherish these days......reflecting and honoring what is most meaningful to YOU. Celebrate the season with simple simplicity.
She is just so sweet.....
I love how she is so expressive and how that tongue always pops out when she is concentrating! lol!
Look how proud she is!!!
and one last.......the look of "OK, Mom, stopping taking pictures now!".......I wonder how long it will be before she realizes Mommy is not snapping away!!!! I know she is such a little ham-bone that she will miss all the photography attention real soon!