The other day I was driving and listening to Jamie Cullum’s amazing song “Photograph.” There’s a line in it that says:
“It’s just another story caught up
In another photograph I found.
And it seems like another person lived that life
A great many years ago from now.
When I look back on my ordinary, ordinary life,
I see so much magic, though I missed it at the time.”
I want to notice the magic when it happens, like this moment, when my 7-year-old snuggled in her baby sister’s bed and read her a book. These moments won’t keep happening forever. Their childhood is but a brief stop in their long life journeys. While it lasts, I hope to be there with them, to notice the magic as much as I can, and to help them see it too.