Wednesday, January 13, 2010

You're gong to miss this...

Why does it seem like whenever you are having a "day" or "week, month, or year" for that matter, with small children that something you reminds you to enjoy the moments, for soon it will all be gone.

Quotes like this are a good reminder:
"Author Anna Quindlen reminds us not to rush past the fleeting moments. She said: 'The biggest mistake I made [as a parent] is the one that most of us make. . . . I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of [my three children] sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages six, four, and one. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in such a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less' (Loud and Clear [1004], 10-11)." from Rusell M. Ballard.

And this song by Trace Adkins. Watch it you feel like hearing the song. It's not an amazing video, it's just picture of Trace Adkins, but playlist didn't have it.

Anyway, here are some things I am going to miss:

The sound of kids giggling with their siblings
The sound of babies babbling
Having babies pat your shoulder when you hold them
The smell of babies
Seeing kids get excited when they succeed
Having my kids tell me that they love me before they go to sleep or leave for school
Seeing kids joy when they experience something for the first time on a vacation or something
All the cute things kids say, and even their mispronunciations
Seeing kids play outside on a warm summer day

Things I probably won't miss too much:

Pee on the bathroom floor seconds after I cleaned the bathroom
Dirty socks on the floor
Making kids eat dinner that they hate during tax season by myself


  1. Love that song and the message. I know that I really have a problem with not enjoying and living in the moment. Once in awhile though, I stop and see things differently, and I am reminded that right now I am in the middle of everything I have always wanted and dreamed of.

  2. That's what I've been trying to do more. Just enjoy every moment. It's hard when the house is a disaster and your cleaning all the time. Great post!

  3. I am guilty of this sometimes. It just seems that as a mom you are pulled in so many different directions everyday. You need to just stop and enjoy your kids.


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