Be excited. I’ve invented something.
I’m pretty good at inventing. (And driving backwards in my car.)
Let me tell you about an amazing new thing – An Eye-Blinking-Camera-Thingy!!
(Yes. Yes. I know that Google Glass is basically the exact same thing but I’m pretty sure that I had the idea first. And MY invention wouldn’t have those odd looking glasses….you’ll see (or no you won’t because I have no idea how this would work. Blast you, Google, for being better at inventing.)
Imagine if you could instantly take a picture just by blinking your eyes! Gone would be the days of seeing something so precious and then yelling, “Wait! Wait! Wait! Do that again so I can send this to Daddy!” To be able to capture those truly CANDID moments, the ones that would get messed up were you to reach for a camera or iPhone. That’s what I wish I could do…on multiple occasions…every single day. Gosh, I love this stage we’re in right now and I want to REMEMBER everything, but also be IN the moments as they’re happening. With the blinky thing, you could do BOTH!
If I had an Eye-Blinking-Camera-Thingy, I’d “take a blink” of:
…my kids when they’re playing SO nicely together and for a mere moment, they hold hands or rest a head on one another.
…Travis laying out his clothes for the next day. I’d blink as he blows on the collar, “ironing” his shirt via steam breath. (Almost as inventive as the time I “ironed” with a heavy plastic tub filled with heavy stuff).
Thanks to T for taking evidential proof.
…that SAME unique red bird comes to sit right outside my bedroom and looks straight into my room. That bird is really very strange.
…anytime I hear Clara singing a made-up song and I sneak down the hall to find that she’s lined up about 15 stuffed favorites (because they are all.her.favorite), each one covered up with a washcloth (because they’re cold) and is serenading them (because they “wike” her voice).
…Henry in that moment when you can actually SEE the learning taking place while he’s doing one of his puzzles (puzzles are currently just the coolest to him – he’s doing 100 and 200 piecers!)
And so many more to count!
Sometimes it’s hard for me to live in the here and now. To walk through the daily, mundane tasks and not want to fast-forward to the next exciting holiday/vacation/event. But then God reminds me that He’s blessed me so richly with these little moments – they are LIFE. He reminds me to pull out my eye-blinky thing and SLOW DOWN. To sit still in those most amazing moments that I have the opportunity to witness. To remember that life, the here and now life, is just so SO good!
QUESTION: What would YOU take a blink of??