Thursday, January 28, 2010

Live in the Moment

“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.” -Anna Quindlen (Loud and Clear [2004], 10–11)

The above quote, along with this post from another blog I read, has sent me into a strange, emotional state-of-mind.

Lord, please give me mindfulness of each moment. These days are fleeting, I am fully awa


Jessica said...


Nel said...

Really makes me want to stop time... and even though Abby is being trying, I need to enjoy the moment.

Jennifer Norch said...

Aww...I have a little tear just reading that...

These are indeed the days to remember and cherish. Thanks for the reminder to make each moment count!

Salzwedel Family said...

Thanks for this reminder...I needed it!

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