Its always amazing to watch my own family grow and change, I love these fleeting moments which is why I was always drawn to photographing in the first place. So when Barby and Jason asked me to record a visit with their children’s cousins, I couldn’t be more excited. Obviously, I showed it in my own most goofy and awkward way! We met up early springtime at the Station Camp Green way beside the creek that runs through Hendersonville and Gallatin, Tennessee.
I have Know Barby for several years through Lifechurch, and have been honored to share in some of her families most precious memories from baptisms to child dedications. Barby’s brother and sister in law are visiting from Oklahoma where they work for Lifechurch. Baby Lawson, like his big sister Riley, was “much prayed for”, so having the opportunity to document more of their lives was extra special. Whenever they can the family has photographed the children walking with a little red wagon- its become a neat custom the cousins have together. Seeing just how much everyone has grown from tender age is a remarkable thing-everyone should have such a photo! I am proud to have been there when Lawson joined the tradition for the first time.
Infancy is so bittersweet a time to me personally. I am always excited about the next stage of development, and focused on enjoying the moment, yet painfully aware of how fast it all goes by. Do not EVEN start singing the cat and the cradle around me! Or Plumb, or even certain commercials. I will bawl and my kids are pretty much over me rocking them in my lap and nuzzling. My baby girl IS entering high school soon after all! They let me cuddle a good bit, for which I am so grateful. When the time passes and I am cuddling their children there will be nothing like a photograph of a little red wagon to vividly remind me those sweet moments.