it ocurred to me today that as time goes by and as the little one grows up, she will probably have vague memories of the times now.
what i treasure so much now, she may not remember. even though bits and parts of it is captured on print or videos, i know she may not be able to feel the warmth of the moment as much as i can and will.
the singing before sleep. the clasping of our hands. hugging and carrying her to provide comfort when she's crying. walking hand in hand in our neighbourhood. her spontaneous laughter and kisses. the joy of hearing her sprout new words and songs. the pride when she accomplishes something new. and so much more.
they are etched in my memory. i am not sure what place they may have in her memory as she grows. for me, i know i will periodically take some of these out of my memory bank to reminiscence and treasure.
and yes, this is a reminder to treasure the moment. for i do not know what tomorrow brings. it will be sad if even I lose this memory .......