Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Moments for Grabbing Jars

One of the things I marvel over in the blogs that I read is moms who make it a point to be present. Moms who notice the way their baby curls his toes, the 3 year old's quirky hairdo, their son's eyes when he's thinking deeply... I've learned a lot from them. Last night was one of those evenings when I felt it. Daddy and son playing a game, Jasmine on the couch w/ a book, Jennifer and Lillian busy with a row of chairs and babies and me on the recliner just wanting to soak it up. Wishing to somehow take this moment and cold pack it in gallon jars so it can last forever! Life is always moving. Sometimes it feels painfully slow, other times exhileratingly fast, but never static. If I don't learn to be present and soak and savor I'll miss so much!! In the midst of settling 2 year old hitting induced fusses, battling 3 year old wills, dealing with 9 year old attitudes and 7 years going on 16 it's so easy to forget. Sometimes though, sometimes you feel it, and you grab the jars and fill them to the brim!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes, yes, yes! I've preserved some of those moments myself. Priceless.