Sometimes I am prompted to take pictures of still life scenes which appear around our house. I am often struck by how clearly these images paint a picture into our daily life.
Today...after juggling finances around for over a week...we were able to accept the referral of little Geda! I sat down during nap time to fill out the necessary papers and restep the financial footwork I had choreographed in the days before. I tossed the confiscated toys from my pocket and wiped the effects of the yogurt fight off the table (neglecting the yogurt on the magazine). I managed to finish the paperwork (and my cold coffee) just seconds before Oliver woke up with a hungry cry. At least I finished!
It is pictures such as these which I know, in ten years, I will look back on with the greatest of fondness. It is pictures such as these which cause me, even today, to love the constant noise, crying, laughing, and messiness of my daily life. These are the still lifes of motherhood.