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- February 20, 2013 - by , in family life, with 6 comments -

This was the first party they took themselves to – it was across the street.

I saw Ryan standing here. Waiting for Isabel to get ready. And a vision hit me of his 15 year old self, waiting for his 18 year old sister. And I knew I had to take a picture. Of course, by the time I grabbed the camera, he was gone, bugging her in her room. But she wasn’t ready yet, so I quietly waited… And thank goodness, a minute later he got right back in position.

Ryan waits for Isabel to get ready for a birthday party.

And as he waited, his impatience grew.

And I could barely stand how much I love this kid. And how expressive and true he is. I don’t want to say, “I can’t wait to meet his 15 year old self,” because, in truth, I’m in NO RUSH for these kids of mine to grow up. I enjoyed them little. And I (mostly) enjoy them now.

We can’t freeze time, so there’s no point in wishing for it – though, I’ve wished it many times, I must admit. These photos are about as close as it gets. And I hope that, in six years, I remember I have these pictures. And I hope I take new ones, so I can put them side by side and just marvel – at their growth, and at their sameness.

Get ready, Ryan. It only gets worse!


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  • I love this series of photos! The lighting is awesome.

  • These are so great! And what the heck do you mean when you say, “And I hope I take new ones”?!! I don’t think you have a choice. 😉

    • Well, knowing how I forget things now, and how the brain is the first to go… I hope I remember to!

  • Jules

    This put a huge smile on my face! This series of shots is priceless. I love that you captured it. Amazeballs.

  • He could not be more adorable. I totally see why you love him so! Love the light in these photos, but Ryan takes the cake!