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SINGING TO THE BEES

The Harmon Family

The Harmon Family: a story of appreciating the little things

If I had my child to raise over again,

I’d finger paint more, and point the finger less.

I’d do less correcting, and more connecting.

I’d take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes.

I would care to know less, and know to care more.

I’d take more hikes and fly more kites.

I’d stop playing serious, and seriously play.

I’d run through more fields, and gaze at more stars.

I’d do more hugging, and less tugging.

I would be firm less often, and affirm much more.

I’d build self-esteem first, and the house later.

I’d teach less about the love of power,

And more about the power of love.

It matters not whether my child is big or small,

From this day forth, I’ll cherish it all.
— Diane Loomans

With all of their little souls, children want to be known and loved. When I walk into a home and a child starts pulling out all of his toys, one by one, I know that he's not just showing off his stuff. No, he's telling me who he is. He's inviting me into his world and waiting, full of hope, to see how I respond. He wants to see if I'm interested in him, not just the Star Wars lego set that he's building. And the greatest gift that I can give, and that we as parents can give, is our presence. When we give our loving presence, children completely transform before our eyes. Their souls swell with worth and they knows that they are loved. 

 

This is the story of the Harmon Family - a family who decided to devote one day to being present and to savoring life...

In our home, we have a plaque that says:
Appreciate the little things,
because one day you’ll look back
and they’ll be the big things.
— Courtney Harmon
As a family with three young kids, our days are filled with many uniquely ‘little things’: ninja baby trapped in the attic, costumed ambushes, sudden fevers (as on the day of our shoot), bed-headed/jammied saunters downstairs, overheard kid conversations, over-splashing stirs, tears, and giggles on the tree swing.

These are the moments that make up our days and I know they will soon be gone. We decided to do a Taproot Session in our home as a means to capture the everyday moments we don’t want to ever forget. The moments that have become our ‘big things.’
— Courtney Harmon
 With any wall art or print purchase. Now through April 30, 2017

With any wall art or print purchase. Now through April 30, 2017

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