Sometimes our happiness is captured
Somehow our time and place stand still
Love lives on inside our hearts
And always will
As we enter May, I am absolutely floored at how fast time has gone by. Later this month, my baby girl will turn 5. Over the past few weeks, it has really hit me hard on how time has seemed to tick on by often without me realizing it. I felt I needed to do something to preserve our moments, our memories. Our life.
So I began to do 2 things. Thanks to Apple’s new Clips app, I started creating little videos with my daughter. From little things like getting mommy/daughter mani-pedis to recent holidays like Easter, I now have mini videos of a glimpse into our life together. Back when I was a kid, I remember my dad with a huge video camera perched on his shoulder during our family day trips, vacations, dance recitals and sports events. During the holidays, he would set it up in the corner of the room and just hit record. There would be so much footage that besides watching it initially once or twice, no one would ever want to sit through the whole thing. We would fast forward to see only the entertaining parts. What I love about Clips is that you create a little highlight video, set to music if you choose, and it is easily editable. With fun filters and dictation features, your finished product is worthy of repeat watching for hopefully, many years to come.
The 2nd thing I did was create an email address for her. Yes, I realize she’s not even 5 yet. Why would she need an email address? I had decided I was going to use it to write her my thoughts on any given day. I write her something funny that she said or what we did that day or just something that I had a fleeting thought about. My hope is that when she is old enough, she would get to read my emails and have a nice collection of memories we’ve shared, even though she may not remember them or remember them in the way I did.
If either of these things can help make a moment last forever, then mission accomplished. Now if only I can think of a way to freeze time for just a little while.