Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Memory Card in My Mind...

I wish I could take pictures with my eyes. I miss so many moments while my camera is not in my hand. The close up shots of my kids, while I smother them with motherly kisses. The way their faces light up when I read to them. The wrestling matches that sometimes turn into fighting. The funny faces they attempt to copy. The hoard kneeling around the ottoman for family prayer. The everyday smiles that make my days a little brighter. The moment they figure something out for the first time. The fighting and whining-the "proof" of why I am crazy. When they play happily together. The chaos of meals, trying to feed the Furious Five. The games of Hide & Seek, which are pretty darn funny to watch. The tears following an owie and the cuddles that follow those tears. The way Trent chases, wrestles, tickles, and plays with our cute little creations. Simply, the daily interactions that make up our life here at the Jensen Hoard. If only I could take what I see everyday, store it in a memory card in my mind, and download the file whenever I wanted to relive any moment of my life. Oh, yes. I wish I could take pictures with my eyes.

11 comments:

bjensen said...

I love this blog! You are such a poetic writer! I love that you see so much good in your crazy day to day life! I've thought many times that I wish I could capture a moment and always always remember every tiny detial of that moment!

Tom and Dayna said...

What a cute post.You should invent something that could take pictures from the eye. You would be rich and that would be awesome!! I would buy one.

DMJK McQuivey said...

Way cute post Amus.

Ginny said...

love it. very artistic and very true.

Sarah said...

You should seriously write for a living. Love this post ~ it is also pretty to look at!

Maga said...

Your blogs and feelings are great!! I'm going to miss them while you're in Hawaii.

Kelli said...

Great post and I agree 100%. It all goes too fast and is forgotten too easily.

Karina said...

So you dont know how many times I have said, in those exact words.. I wish I could take pictures with my eyes!!! How awesome would it be to capture exactly what you see from the point of view of a mother. I really wish there was a camera I could attach to my eye!!!

Luke and Kimmy said...

Love love love this post. As you were naming the things that your kids do, their sweet little faces popped up in my head and I couldn't help but smile. Love them so much!

Jake and Becky Veigel Family said...

Did you know it?

You should submit that to some literary contest.
J

Julie said...

Amy, AMEN! AMEN! and AMEN! You said that perfectly. What a special life you have with your "hoard." Who'd have ever guessed it would be so worth it. I'm glad you are taking it all in.