It all starts with a promise, as most of us know small child promises are like mud pies, they mean SO much, look appealing, tempting but you know better than to take a bite. But since they come from their hearts just as mud pies do you want to accept them with a smile & believe they will be wonderful....more
It starts with waking up at 6 or 615am every morning for school. Most mornings start with a half-hearted attempt to wake up my daughter, making sure she gets moving since her school bus picks up at 740. If she's had enough sleep, waking her up only takes about 5 minutes, but if she hasn't, it takes her 15 minutes just to get out of bed. I remember times when it wouldn't take much cajoling to finally get out of bed, but it seems that as soon as she turned thirteen, her body clock just refused to cooperate with just cajoling.
5:28am, Thursday. The alarm shrieks and I lie still in protest, mentally reviewing the tasks ahead. Suddenly I think of the video camera lying dormant in the closet and all of the baby milestones that have gone unrecorded anywhere but in my heart. I think of the footage not taken: first meals, rolling over, crawling, standing, walking. I think of Christmas and Easter mornings, birthday parties and Halloweens. And now my babies are no longer babies; my chance to chronicle their lives on film is gone. Propelled by guilt and piercing regret, I lurch out of b...more
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