“If I could make days last forever
If words could make wishes come true
I’d save every day like a treasure and then,
Again, I would spend them with you“
Time passes on whether we want it to or not. Change happens every day. Some days we search it out, drink it in like our favorite fresh fountain soda or a good cold beer on a hot summer day. Other times we shy away from it, try to avoid it at all costs. Try to put it off.
Change is always scary, whether we are running towards it or away from it.
Tomorrow we will “hopefully” sign the papers on our new home. The struggle to buy this house has been bittersweet and more than once we thought about walking away, moving on, searching for something else or even just staying where we are until we can’t stay anymore. Something just kept whispering stick with it and so we did. Things seem to be turning out in our favor and the thought of leaving the house my kids were raised in has me feeling a little sad.
Looking for that change but scared of it too.
To cure all sadness I picked up my camera and filmed because that is what I do.
I filmed what the outside of my home feels like, our favorite places, our favorite things. How the light falls through the trees, the feeling of the sway of the hammock, the sounds of the birds and cicadas.
This is the first house my husband and I lived in together, the first place my children came home to, the place they have called home. I want these memories etched in stone for them to relieve years down the road. To see the sites and hear the sounds to take them back.
This documents are old home before we move into our new one from the little details to the big. Are you making a big change soon? Maybe you just want to try to keep time in a bottle to be looked at whenever you want no matter what your memory tells you. Maybe you home isn’t changing but your life is. Time doesn’t stand still for any man, isn’t that what they say? Time stands still for me!
“If I had a box just for wishes
And dreams that had never come true
The box would be empty
Except for the memory
Of how they were answered by you”
Let’s set a time for us to talk. Let’s make this happen before the next season of change comes for you and you are already missing the last one. Then pop over to see Nikki at Olive Shoot Photography and her gorgeous face as she captured the morning routine of her home.