One day Soon You're Going To Miss This; Newtown, Connecticut Photographer
We all hear friends, family and everyone else & their brother say the saying "Time flies." I will be the first to admit I thought that quote was silly and I always thought to myself I will never say that...until mid-April five years ago.
The very day I became an Aunt to two little girls was the day I admited I learned that time indeed flies by us and there isn't much you can do to slow it down.
When I was growing up, I had a lot of things prepared in my head how I would think life would go and who I thought I would be as I got older including the type of Aunt I thought I would be. I find it funny looking back now at how much my predictions have altered.
I did not see myself being such a sappy Aunt. I always knew that I would love to be an Aunt as I always have loved being around children, but something inside of me changed the moment I found out my sister was having twins.
- I was/am always impatiently waiting for the next visit
- Wanting updated photos and videos daily
- Always wanting to facetime when driving to them wasn't feasible
- Crying at old videos/photos when they were babies
I wish we had the power to slow down time so we could absorb all the little moments of their lives, but I am just trying to do my best of being present in their lives and spending all the time I can when they are still little. Some moments aren't easy or perfect with having little ones, but one day soon I will look back upon when they were 5 and miss it all. I will keep on photographing them and be documenting all the moments I can look upon when they are grown.
As they become older, there are certain moments in a child's life that we find ourselves more prepared for them to grow out of than other moments. We are not always willing to let go of the little things such as, that they might be too big to carry, that they are too cool to give kisses goodbye or too big to hold our hands. We want them to grow up strong, but it can be a bittersweet time and can be hard to let go of particular things. I used to love holding both of my nieces in my arms when I would visit them, but as they grew and grew that became impossible for me to carry two at the same time. Now I know that they are getting too big for me to hold and soon this will be a thing of the past that I will have to look back through photos to remember.
Now if only I could learn how to make time slow down...