Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Time-Warp Wednesday

Coordinated clothing?  Check.
Recently bathed?  Check.
Hair combed, curled, clipped and gooped?  Check. Check. Check. And check.
Fully snacked?  Check.
Coupon in hand?  Check.
Ready to smile?  I sure hope so!

As we headed out for our portrait sitting yesterday, I covered as many bases as humanly possible and hoped for the best.  And we ended up with some terrific snapshots!

I look forward to sharing my favorites with you soon, but this is a Time-Warp post which means that we need to take a trip back a bit.  About nine years, to be exact.

As I watched my Aaron-Boy smile and pose for the camera - showing off his great hair and flashing his fabulous smile - I experienced a quick time travel trip.  I was transported both forward to his senior year and backward to his first portrait sitting ... and my heart hurt a bit.  

This is dangerous business for me to reminisce the past and contemplate the future simultaneously.  Never mind the risk I took of being splinched.
(Award yourself 10 points if you shuddered appropriately!)

His casual stance and easy smile was so grown up.  I could see him nine years from now, smiling into the camera with such poise.  And the result will make girls giggle and swoon ... embarrassing him to death!  He is so handsome on the outside with a beautiful heart on the inside.

But I could also see him nine years ago ... my baby boy, smiling readily and wooing the photographer.  The only difference was his size.  And his baldness and toothlessness, of course.  He was a deliciously chubby and cheerful little fellow!

You can't help but smile along with this little person!  Whatever his age or size!

I am loving who my Aaron-boy is growing into.  We are watching him navigate this challenging course of being an almost double-digit boy and he's handling it wonderfully.  Of course, we have moments of rough sailing and sometimes his ship is in need of a little attention (sinking in dirty clothes and Lego pieces while the captain is absorbed with Tap Zoo), but we are excited to see the ways he is maturing and growing in wisdom.

I'm not ready for him to be a Senior in high school and I'm immensely grateful that I have nine more wonderful years to enjoy him here at home, but if the next nine years zoom by at the same speed as the last nine ... I'm in trouble!

Here's to capturing as many of Aaron's wonderful grins as I can and enjoying this sailing voyage on the way to his being a grown-up wise guy!

With plenty of prayers along the way ...

1 My child, never forget the things I have taught you.
 Store my commands in your heart. 
2 If you do this, you will live many years,
and your life will be satisfying. 
3 Never let loyalty and kindness leave you!
Tie them around your neck as a reminder.
Write them deep within your heart.

Proverbs 3:1-3

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