Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

Sunday, September 12, 2010

These (magic) moments

What is this life like right now?....
Lately, I am totally wrapped up in the experience of mothering my 4 month old son, Julen. Our culture, I am finding, is abound with cliches about babies... they really are just too cute. But I can't help but think that underneath all of these consumeristic images that are out there lies a deeper, quieter reality, the one that we live everyday, in slow time- because that's what being with a baby is really all about.
This last week my partner has been out of town, far away. It can be a total torture, as you may know, to be out of the loop when you've got such a young child. A lot can happen in just a short period of time, and so I committed to sending him a picture each day that would show something about Julen. In just a few days, 2 teeth have emerged, and our young boy is reaching for the world with total curiosity, wanting to touch, see, taste everything. I spent a lot of time this week just being with and holding, but in between I was able to step back and see these other moments happening in our babe's life, and these are just a few examples of that quiet space that finds its way amongst the chaos of early parenting. Sometimes I want to stop time, so in love with right now that I am.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Julen Kai

Our magical baby boy, Julen Kai Albiac Johnson.... total sweetness.

First Light

7:30 A.M April 24th., after a beautiful birth at home. Julen arrived just as the sun was coming up.