Friday, November 12, 2010

I Don't Remember

I don't remember when they stopped wearing Robeez and started wearing big kid shoes.

Tiny feet

But I do remember their chubby toes that were, and still are, incredibly ticklish.


I don't remember when they stopped needing me to carry them everywhere and started walking on their own two feet.


But I do remember their weight on my hip, their soft heads as I leaned in to plant a kiss on their silky hair.

I don't remember when they stopped wanting to read "Guess How Much I Love You" and started wanting Robert Munsch books.

I love you right up to the moon

But I do remember telling them that I loved them right up to the moon and back.

I don't remember when they stopped playing with Fisher Price toys and started playing superheroes.

Boy Power

But I do remember watching as they began to see each other as a playmate.

Spiderman Brothers

I don't remember when they stopped calling me Mama and started calling me Mommy.

But I do remember how it feels each and every time I hear that special title that will always be the most important one bestowed upon me: Mommy.

I don't remember every moment.


But I do remember the most important ones.


Elaine A. said...

Oh my goodness, the baby photo - so precious!!

What a sweet, sweet post... Love the photo of the three of you too!

teeni said...

Awww. And you will ALWAYS remember the way they made you feel, regardless of whether you remember exact moments. And I'll always be touched by these sweet posts of yours. :) Hugs, friend.

Cheryl said...

love this post....ok I'm teary...

Ashley said...

So special! And also, you suck - you made me cry.

Your boys are so very lucky that you're their Mommy - they'll always remember that.

Laski said...

I was just thinking about this . . . how bittersweet these moments are. They grow so fast. In the years (yes, I can now say that) that I have read you, I have had the honor of seeing them grow. And MY oh MY, have they ever grown.

Loukia said...

This post has me in tears, seriously. So beautiful, and oh, so true. I'm having a hard time lately because my boys are getting so old... well, 5 and 2 (almost 3) but still - the baby days! Where did they go? And I, like you, remember the important moments, but overall... time goes by too quickly. Lovely pictures, too. xo

Jen Wilson said...


I love this so much.

Angella said...

You made me cry, too.

Beautiful post, Kami.

Karen MEG said...

Sweet post, Kami. Those shoes, those little shoes!

You are beautiful, all of you together like that... just gorgeous.

Lori: Teacher Turned Mommy said...

love that post. that is so true. it's the big picture moments that mean that most and are remembered

Anonymous said...

Aww, what a sweet post! Yes, they definitely grow up so fast ... I know you'll always remember those things from years gone by ... and blog posts like these help too!

Midwest Mommy said...

Oh I love this post. Perfectly written.