oh what fleeting moments I should capture, oh what memories I should still possess

Posts tagged “nephews

you’re never too old

I remember this day; it was a very good day. What I see is my nephew (who turned 17 this past summer) in the kind of moment that seems set aside for the young. What I think is that it isn't over til it's over.

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I can be filled with joy and wonder too.


a best day

I took this many, many summers ago in Chincoteague Virginia. It was the only time I've taken my nephews on vacation, just the three of us. What I see is Peyton looking down at the water mere minutes after we arrived at our vacation rental. What I think of is how wonderful it was to be an aunt to young things, and of two little girls who are giving me that gift again.

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Every day is my best day;

this is my life.

I’m not going to have

this moment again.

- Bernie Siegel


Peyton Sings

This is my nephew Peyton, singing with The House of Burgess last summer. What I see is a 13-year-old who is trying something new, even though he was nervous about it. What I think of is determination; of willingly, even purposely, doing things that are daunting, or even scary, or even in front of an audience. What I feel is proud.

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He is strong

who conquers others;

he who conquers himself

is mighty.

- Lao Tsu


So Two Seasons Ago

My nephew Logan, posing in front of the soccer field. What I see is a young man with long hair and a sense of humor. What I think of is how these kids are growing up so fast that I can hardly keep up. What I feel is that they should stop it.

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When you were three years old

you would take off like a shot.

You ran away from me so fast…

the only difference now is

I can’t catch you.


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