Day 8 of the "Blog Every Day in May" challenge:
"A piece of advice you have for others..."
Good gracious, this is tough topic. I went back and forth about what advice I wanted to give you. As I mentioned a few days ago, it's a little weird giving you guys advice when I feel so unqualified. However, there is one piece of advice that I love to give to anyone and everyone that will listen, regarding anything and everything they do. A universal truth that applies to life, but is especially important in the life of a child:
TAKE MORE PHOTOS!
You all know that I'm crazy about photography. I'm addicted. I can't help myself. I've had a camera in my hands for as long as I could remember. But never in my life have I taken more photos (or more significant photos) than I have this past year of my child. I think taking photos of his childhood (babyhood?) is one of the most important things I can do for him (and me). It's a way to preserve his tiny baby perfection. It's documenting our life and solidifying our memories. It's capturing those oh-so-important moments with the love of our life that we'll never be able to get back.
We all know how quickly the time goes by and how fast our little ones grow up. As much as I try to live in the moment, I know there are a lot of moments I'm going to forget. I want to remember the way he looks when he sleeps, the expression on his face when he sees the cat, the way he tries to use sign language, his surprise face, the zombie-like walking he does. Not to mention all the little every day details that I want ingrained in my memory: the curl in his hair over his ear, the size of his feet, the dirt on his fingers, the length of his eyelashes, the fullness of his lips, the color of his eyes, the tip of his nose.