Thursday, June 10, 2010

Dandelion Child







Wondering around my many photographs this morning, I found these very powerful photo's of Aaron. He has always been a dreamer...A wonderful place to be. He is a thinker...I have always wanted to raise one of those...He oozes life through every vein..Something I envy . Aaron knows just what he wants. Every Thursday afternoon, he gets dressed into his work clothes and heads off to work at his Dad's office. He takes this task very seriously. He has been given office responsibilities and gets paid at the end of his day. My little buddy is growing right before my very eyes. Is this how fast is happens? I suddenly catch my breath..Have I done all I wanted to do with him before he looses his desire to play with his Mom..Wow, I have some playing to do. I think its time to whip out that tent and build a backyard fire. He is often drawn to dandelions. I wonder what he wished for here? He definitely had something big on his mind. After he blew his wishes, he stripped down and ran for these rocks.

I have loved every moment of raising my children. Every moment I have loved. This early morning I have realised how life can run away with you and moments you could have had disappear. I hope through my busy days, I can spot these moments and drop everything to play, to read, to listen, to swing..~

A happy weekend to my friends

23 comments:

renee ~ heirloom seasons said...

Yes, go play! Have fun!
xo

Fabiola Perez-Sitko said...

and a most happy weekend to you :-)

Kelly said...

Hi my dear friend. My heart is aching reading your words. Your pictures are certainly very powerful. I so understand your thoughts and feelings here. You enjoy that precious child! I need to send you an email. Lots of things I want to chat to you about and the days are flashing by without me sending you a message. Will get to it this weekend.

Start of the world cup today. There must be such a tremendous buzz all about!!! Mark's dad had the wonderful opportunity of going to see a friendly match in Zim between Zim and Brazil - probably one of the most exciting teams to watch ever!! He said the atmosphere was so electric. You can just imagine all those Zimbos going wild cheering for Brazil as they entered the stadium!

You have a precious day with your boy, dear friend.

Love
Kelly

Naturalearthfarm said...

Suzanne,
What a thoughtful post. We also have a thinker/dreamer boy.. and he is almost 12, ahhh - yes taking time to enjoy is so important.
Thank you ever so much for the beautiful yarn you shared with me with your square for Ari - I think I may use it when knitting together the squares.
Warm wishes, Tonya

Between Hitching Posts said...

Such a great reminder! My little ones are 5 & 6. I often have been in a hurry for them grow up in order to enjoy more family activities. Now I find myself wishing for those simple moments of having babies/toddlers. I too am clinging to the childhood of my children.

Tammy said...

I loved reading this. What a great reminder...

softearthart said...

How we love our children, that is all that matters, mine have grown and flown,are are forever in my heart. cheers Marie

nocton4 said...

wonderful pictures, the last one is amazing xx a post from the heart mama, holding you xx
happy footie days my friend, holding hands with you across the miles xxx

Lisa said...

I know what you mean. Time goes by in the blink of an eye and then they're 10 and 8 years old, with things to do and friends to see!
Your photos are really precious.
have a great week
lisa

Susan said...

Dearest friend~What beautiful photos you've posted of your serious little boy. My favorite photo of our daughters are one where, they too, have a contemplated seriousness about them. I love that side!
Enjoy the World Cup! Love you,Susan

Erin Wallace said...

Suzanne - I have something for you at my blog - come on over and check it out!

xo Erin

valariebudayr said...

Hi Suzanne,
What a beautiful thinking/dreaming boy. I have one too and yes they grow up that fast. I blinked my eyes and they grew up. Your post hits home. I wish that you get to experience everything that you want with your children before you blink your eyes and they grow up.:)

kendra said...

what a prayerful pose and gaze. and afterwards, what freedom!

earthycrunchy said...

What a sweet boy. The last photo is really telling! I can tell just from that pose that his heart is open. Have a great weekend!

suzanne said...

Thank you for stopping by...~

I think my most magical photographic moments are found when I just sit and observe. I try not to miss a thing going on around me. This is one special boy child. I long to be a part of his growing world now and beyond his time being nurtured in our home.

Thank you
Suzanne

Stephanie said...

That last paragraph resonated so loudly for me...I try to grab every scrap of time to knit, read, do something for myself when my kids are playing and entertaining themselves...but sometimes the day goes by and I think, "Did I play WITH them today??" These days will pass all too quickly...thanks for the reminder.

Beth said...

I enjoyed reading your thoughts about Aaron and the fact that he is growing up! I suddenly feel as though my little boy is ready to move into the men's lodge. He doesn't need me as much. He used to be Mommy's boy and was actually pretty clingy, and I didn't mind at all....but am also happy to see him becoming so confident and outgoing and independent. Still...he doesn't need me as much and even though he is only eight I do have the two grown-up children and I know that these years are fleeting. I don't want it to be over. Aaron looks like a great boy. Your camp out idea sounds great. Maybe we should do that, too. love, Beth

Erin said...

You got the tears rolling over here ~ pregnancy hormones? Knowing what you mean by things moving too fast? I don't know, but thank you for reminding me to cherish every single moment & to live in the now.

Erin said...

You got the tears rolling over here ~ pregnancy hormones? Knowing what you mean by things moving too fast? I don't know, but thank you for reminding me to cherish every single moment & to live in the now.

Wabi-Sabi Wanderings said...

How this post resonates with me. My eldest has her first part-time summer job and while happy for her happiness, I wonder how can we possibly be here already?

Thank you for sharing your beautiful words and photos.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Have fun fun fun, Suzanne, I will do so too here on the other side of the world ^_~

capegirl126 said...

You always knew how to play. I think it's just remembering to play that we forget when we get older. The funny thing is as you were describing your son's wonderful attributes, I was think, just like his mom. We often don't recognise those great qualities in ourselves.
I am so excited to be able to see what has become of your life after all this time apart.
A pure pleasure. Thank you my friend.

capegirl126 said...

You always knew how to play. I think it's just remembering to play that we forget when we get older. The funny thing is as you were describing your son's wonderful attributes, I was think, just like his mom. We often don't recognise those great qualities in ourselves.
I am so excited to be able to see what has become of your life after all this time apart.
A pure pleasure. Thank you my friend.