There are moments that make time stand still for me. It can be the strangest times, nothing happening out of the ordinary. But it's these ordinary moments that make me stop and want to memorize every feature of my children. During these moments I think I never want to forget this as long as I live. Sometimes when I'm having a time stand still moment, I want to remember the exact thing they were doing and the expressions on their faces.
The other day, Boo was outside taking care of the chicks and ducklings. I just happened to look out the window as he opened the little coop and a chick ran out. It was hiding behind a bucket and he didn't see it. He was looking all around for it, trying to count the other chicks to see if one was missing. (Have you ever tried to count 13 baby chicks and 2 ducklings?) He finally spotted the chick and got it back in the coop. I don't know why this struck me so. I stood at the window and watched and marveled at the miracle of my special little man.
My nursling climbed up on the hearth next to her sister who just happened to be holding one of those baby chicks. She leans in for a closer look and squeals with delight as she stares at the chick. I was drinking in that expression. She seemed so taken with that chick and I was so taken with her. Her sense of wonder was so real.