Getting to know Jaxson has been heavenly. Sometimes I look around at the baby swing and blankets, the diapers and tiny socks throughout the house and marvel that there is a baby living there. I can't think of a time when my daughter has been more beautiful to me. Watching her care for her little boy with such tenderness makes my heart so full and so proud.
My phone is loaded with pictures and videos. I want to capture every moment. I don't want to miss a single thing. But really I didn't, did I? As I drove to work I realized what a sacred moment I had with my grandson. I don't need a picture to prove that it happened.
I wonder how many sacred moments get lost in the scramble to find my phone? Maybe some moments aren't meant to be photographed. Those moments when my husband grabs my hand from across the table. When my daughter and I have a beautiful conversation. When my son hugs me and says, "I love you, momma". Or when my nephew gives a dimpled smile as he walks over to kiss my cheek. Life is so full of tiny sacred moments that are meant just for me. Just for you. Some of them are too precious for Instagram. They are not meant to be captured, but to capture you and wrap you up in the goodness of God.
So go ahead. Take lovely pictures. Fill up Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with your loves. I love the ways we can share our lives with one another. But don't worry if you can't photograph some of the best moments. Because sometimes those moments are gifts just for you.