My Funny Valentines

Sunday Morning Becca Olcott Photography Alexandria, Virginia

This past Sunday, when Benji and Lila woke up we all got back in our bed as a fam, before breakfast, before coffee, before anything; snuggling like we do best. I found my camera and grabbed a few shots, because after all they're already growing too fast and these are the memories I want to cherish forever! 

As my girl friends were chatting about how old our little ones were growing at a speed-of-lightening-pace, my beautiful friend Libby sent us this tear-jerker! Happy Valentine's Day. Here's to cherishing the right now, and don't forget the REAL moments are the ones we're going to miss the most. 

Please be warned: you'll need a box of tissues for this one titled,

The Last Time

"From the moment you hold your baby in your arms,

You will never be the same.

You might long for the person you were before,

When you had freedom and time,

And nothing in particular to worry about.

You will know tiredness like you never knew it before,

And days will run into days that are exactly the same,

Full of feeding and burping,

Nappy changes and crying,

Whining and fighting,

Naps, or lack of naps. 

It might seem like a never-ending cycle.

 

But don't forget...

There is a last time for everything.

There will come a time when you will feed 

your baby for the very last time.

They will fall asleep on you after a long day

And it will be the last time you ever hold your sleeping child.

One day you will carry them on your hip, then set them down,

And never pick them up that way again.

You will scrub their hair in the bath one night

And from that day on they will want to bathe alone.

They will hold your hand to cross the road,

Then never reach for it again.

They will creep into your room at midnight for cuddles,

And it will be the last night you ever wake for this.

One afternoon you will sing 'the wheels on the bus'

and do all the actions,

Then you'll never sing that song again.

They will kiss you goodbye at the school gate,

The next day they will ask to walk to the gate alone.

You will read a final bedtime story and wipe your last dirty face.

They will one day run to you with arms raised, for the very last time.

 

The thing is, you won't even know it's the last time

Until there are no more times, 

And even then, it will take you a while to realize.

 

So while you are living in these times,

remember there are only so many of them 

and when they are gone, you will yearn for just one more day of them

For one last time."

-Author unknown

 
Sunday Morning Becca Olcott Photography Alexandria, Virginia
Sunday Morning Becca Olcott Photography Alexandria, Virginia
Sunday Morning Becca Olcott Photography Alexandria, Virginia
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Sunday Morning Becca Olcott Photography Alexandria, Virginia_
Sunday Morning Becca Olcott Photography Alexandria, Virginia
Sunday Morning Becca Olcott Photography Alexandria, Virginia
Sunday Morning Becca Olcott Photography Alexandria, Virginia
Sunday Morning Becca Olcott Photography Alexandria, Virginia
Sunday Morning Becca Olcott Photography Alexandria, Virginia
Sunday Morning Becca Olcott Photography Alexandria, Virginia