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Loss~Gain Continuum

July 15, 2011

I lose moments everyday.. I try and capture them on paper or by tip tapping these keys or snatching them through the lens of my camera.
My baby daughter sleeping on my chest and I hear her little ya-ya (pacifier) noises and think, “how many more times do I get to do this before she outgrows this – big drink in…grab phone and capture the back of her head as it rises and falls to my breathing.
I go to a farmers market and as I clean up the house before I leave I say to Zim, “Hey your cape is laying over there.” and without missing a beat he velcros it around his neck like one would slip on summer flip flops. He is unaware most people at the farmers market will not be wearing their super hero gear. How many days or weeks do I have till he loses that abandon…How long till he realizes everyone else doesn’t want super powers like he has…and most are never willing to use the ones they have been given.

The loss of these moments, I know, in the end will only result in the gaining of new ones.
So tippy tap of keys
The blink of a shutter
The ink scrawled books.
These are all here with me to capture my gain~loss continuum.

What is your Five minute Friday? Today’s word is Loss. If you wrote one I would LOVE to read it so please leave a comment so I can find my way back to your work.~T

~~On a side note I read this great post and would love to see what others think too….Here it is at Check One TwoI have seen this trend in parenting circles within the last five years..I would love to hear more from other people on the topic.~T

5 Comments leave one →
  1. July 15, 2011 1:17 pm

    I have two sons who (despite what they may tell their girlfriends) would trade their car keys for a real cape and some super powers. I love boys who love superheros. They are the ones who recognize injustice and strive for a better world. Praise the Lord for your ability to raise another hero. Your post brought memories to the surface and tears for days gone by. Thanks!

  2. July 15, 2011 2:36 pm

    I just love how real and in-the-moment this post is! Nothing grand, nothing pretentious, just the stuff of everyday life. Well done.

  3. July 16, 2011 6:17 am

    I LOVE HIS CAPE!!!! Your little Zim has inspired me to let my Short-Story-Long-Girl colors fly!

  4. July 20, 2011 8:18 pm

    Those blueberries look delicious! I can’t seem to find them easily in Guatemala.

    PS – The cap and the hat, too adorable!

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