A couple of weeks ago, I tweeted this article from the Huffington Post regarding parenting. In summary, it referenced the full picture of parenting, which includes highs and lows, happiness and frustration - the whole gamut. The author breaks things down into two definitions of time. For the happy times, it referenced the word - Kairos. This time is God's time, it's time when you really recognize how blessed you are to have your child in your life. I took these pictures in the mid-afternoon, after Naja needed a change of clothes and boy let me tell you - KAIROS.
That face; those sweet moments - they get me every time. Several hours later, after a nap - Chronos. Chronos is the time you normally experience, it's regular time. This may include a screaming baby who is teething or a baby who is squeezing your breasts like a stress ball (new nursing thing that Naja thinks is fun now) - the good stuff that we don't always highlight, because we like to focus on the positive.
Yesterday evening, we had some real Chronos time as I think Naja has some more teeth coming in. It took some time, but she finally found something chewy enough to assuage her little gums.
Ah well - Chronos is totally worth it for all the Kairos moments. PS - The real article is 20 times better than my summary though, so check it out.