Dr. Seuss once said “You never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory”. What poignant and stunning words. Anyone with young children knows we are usually just trying to manage each moment to the best of our ability, and it's incredibly challenging - logistically and emotionally - to stop and let it all soak in like a sponge. But whether we imprint it on our hearts at that very minute, in the quiet of evening reflection, or even years later, it all comes down to the fact that all we are really doing, every second of every day, is creating memories for ourselves and everyone around us. We write a new page at each sunrise for our next chapter.  I'm trying to hang on to every single moment-the good and the wretched-like old spring break polaroids in my head. I've missed writing so much! There've been albums written, retail stores opened, concerts performed, houses renovated, retail stores closed, houses left, plans upended, hearts shattered, peace discovered, three babies born in 2.5 years (Yes, I'm exhausted), the tragic loss of my little sister, the beautiful blossoming of little minds, and so much more. Lots of life in this living of mine. And I want to write it down. 
So here goes! Some long sentiments, some short. Some light, some dark. Some weightless as a feather and some heavy as a wrecking ball. But I want to preserve it all in this form. And look back on it. And show these babies. And tell a few stories. Maybe my mama will be the only reader, or maybe you will find something here that stirs a little something up in your head and your heart, either way I hope you find some solace and joy in these words...

xo Holly  

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