Over the last several days, my husband Eric has undertaken the monumental project of getting all of our photos off of various computers, cameras and phones and organized into one program. Last night, he was working on re-dating some of the photos that had gotten out of order (never let your child press a “settings” button on your camera!) and I was helping him identify what event correlated with what date. It took us on wonderful trip of the past few years, especially of our little Deliah. She turned two this October, and it somehow seems light-years away since she was a tiny, helpless baby.
People keep telling us to “savor the moments” with our children while they are little, because “sooner than you know it, they will be all grown up!” I know they are right, and I try to enjoy every moment of my time with my kids, even when they are less than ideal (picture the grocery store, two tired children and a bag of candy they are not allowed to have). Deliah is already growing into a bright, determined little person, so different from the sleeping infant we brought home a little over two years ago. We laughed last night as we saw flashes of her now-clear personality in those early movies and shots.
There is something magical about watching a child develop. As they grow, we grow and change with them. Our family has changed over the last two years. Eric and I – even Bryson – are truly different people then we would have been if Deliah had not come into our lives. We all impact each other in ways we don’t even realize.
For my daughter…..one of my favorite songs. We love you, Deliah!