Friday, April 8, 2011

i'm so glad i did

See the children run as the sun goes down
As you lie in fields of gold

There's those moments, the ones that you have when you think, "I should...", but you don't. As I've gotten older, I've decided that I have far too many "I should haves", and not enough "Glad I did".  I'd been driving back and forth downtown to bring the kids to my mom's preschool to play. Each time we drove past, I kept thinking to myself how beautiful it would be to stop and capture a brief moment of time with the kids in the mustard fields. Soon, the mustard will be gone as it's late in the season and will be cut down to make way for the hundreds who will watch the fireworks under the night sky.
We'd gone to dinner and on the drive home, the same nagging in my head that I'd heard throughout the week had beckoned me once again.
We pulled into the driveway and my dad went inside, while the rest of us were still in the car. I asked Kieran if I could take a few pictures in the mustard fields, to which he replied, "No, you can go to that by yourself". The preschool teacher in my mother quickly responded by asking Kieran if he'd like to "spy" in the mustard fields. Bingo! It worked like magic.
They would hide,
pop up,
and run away.
Kieran soared like a bird...

...and Anna ran as much as she could before trudging through ankle deep mud.
It didn't matter though. What's a little mud when you can soak up the sun,
when you can take in the wonder of the Earth,
when you can just
 be free!
Oh, to take the moments that are meant to be ours...
and hold them close to our hearts.
Oh, to take the moments and live them,
the way they were meant to be.
They cannot be lost if they were never even taken. 
That nagging voice, I listened.
I'm so glad I did.


  1. Kristin! This was absolutely beautiful to read and to see. I'm glad you did too!

  2. The pictures came out beautiful! So glad you did it:)) Absolutely perfect!!

  3. This is so important to do. I love how you put it to have more I'm glad I did than I wish I had.

  4. Just beautiful: your heart, your words, your family.

  5. And I am so glad I had the privilege to be part of it all! I love you! Mommy


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