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No pictures required

Out behind their grandmas’ house, my two little boys rocked back and forth on a two-person swing. I smiled as I walked nearer; they’re really growing into friends.

“Don’t take a picture!” commanded my seven-year-old, Li’l D.

“I wasn’t going to,” I said. “I’m trying to take more pictures with my heart these days.”

“That’s good,” Li’l D replied. “Sometimes kids just want their privacy.”

“I hear you,” I said. I do. From now on, I’ll only post about Li’l D with his permission, save perhaps in rare cases where his part in a vignette is peripheral.

Minutes later, I climbed into my car for a rare date with my husband. As I did, my mind was on those two boys swinging in the backyard.

Little by little, they’re getting bigger. Sometimes it aches to see how quickly they’re growing. Times like yesterday, though, my heart simply swells that I get to see them grow into their vocabularies, opinions, and friendship … no pictures required.

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  1. March 26, 2017 at 6:24 am

    So sweet. So true, the days are long but the years oh so short! Happy Sunday! 🙂 ❤

    • March 26, 2017 at 6:45 am

      Thanks! So far, so good here. I love lazy weekend mornings snuggled with my guys.

      Happy Sunday to you, too! 💕

      • March 26, 2017 at 9:03 am

        Thank you! XOXO 🙂

  2. March 26, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    Isn’t it wonderful that our hearts can (and do) expand to store those heart pictures…

  3. March 27, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    Aww, so precious. I get it. But, I need pictures unless my mind goes and I can’t remember.

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