"I want my kids to see my eyes shine when I play with them. I want to enjoy their play as much as they do. I want to crouch down on the floor ad get delirious over the seemingly simple things that delight them. I want to look at the world through their eyes. I want to be theirs while I can.
"I know that no matter how much I write about the funny things I want to remember, no matter how many pictures I take and stash in photo albums, no matter how much I will time to slow down and beg my kids to quit growing so darn fast, this time with young children will still slip away. But the joy that I let myself feel while I'm in the moment with my kids will not fade with the years like the pictures and the memories; it will become part of me. It will become part of my children."
- Shawni Eyre Pothier; "A Mother's Book of Secrets"