Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Sacred Moments

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.

Every morning I tiptoe into my girl's room and snatch Jaxson for morning snuggles on the couch before I head off to work.  I place my finger into his tiny hand and marvel at how small his fingers are.  I sit there all in love and wonder, as I pray over him.  If I'm lucky he'll wake up and we stare at each other.  This morning he was sound asleep and I watched him make faces - so many expressions!  I could do this all day, but I had to get myself out the door.  Reluctantly I got up to carry him back to his momma ... and he woke up.


Isn't it delicious how a baby wakes up?  Their eyes move beneath closed eyelids and then one eye opens and closes again quickly. Both eyes open and close.  Blink.  Blink.  Blink.  There's a grunt and a long stretch.  He looks around and then he sees me.  "Good morning, love," I say.  And he smiles at me.  A big wide smile!  I keep talking just to make sure it's not a fluke and he smiles again!  How can I not be in love?!  I immediately think that I must find my phone to get a picture, but I don't want to look away, so I decide not to.

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.


  1. Oh this beautiful baby! I am so excited for your family! God is so good. So thankful to be back blogging so I can come enjoy my favorites. Love you sis!

  2. Thank you, Ashley! I can't wait to read your blog again! I've missed it! <3


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