May 19, 2009
The Five Fam
Because the ever wary and observant mom can see me through the glass, I try not to intrude and do most of my close-up observations while she is away. So, here I am with my nose about 6 inches away from the sleeping babies in the top photo when suddenly they open their mouths as both parents flew in together. I was so startled, I almost fell off the ladder. And once they saw me grasping for the windowsill, they were so taken aback they almost fell out of the nest. Then we all took a moment to just STARE at each other before going on our way.
Today's thoughtful quote comes from a fellow artist/St.Croix-nicity blogger, Bonnie Luria who pointed out that this series of photos is "a microcosm of the wonder that is life and motherhood. It’s almost a familial loss when they take off."
Yes, it certainly feels that way to me. My youngest son often referred to us as "the five fambiwy" when he was young.
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