Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Treasure the Moments that Fill a Mom's Life

This last week of summer is crazy and hectic...trying to get the last bit of summer fun in while preparing for school. Amidst all of that I still have to keep up with the laundry, dishes, grocery shopping, and dinner. But throughout the craziness, there are little moments in my day that make it all worth it. Like today when Aaron swam for the first time and Kaylee floated independently on her back during swimming lessons and I was there to see their eyes light up with excitement. Or when Nathan and I sat down to read a book together and Travis played peek-a-boo with me. I sat down and read an article today that puts this into much better words...here is part of the article...Treasure the moments that fill a mom's life by Erin Stewart:

"Late night: Daddy gets home. Nicole excitedly tells him about her first swim ever in a big-kid pool. I am grateful that she's not telling me her swimming story.
I'm happy because I was actually there. Somewhere between the laundry and the peaches and the princess dress-ups, my daughter swam for the first time in her life. It was a few singular moments of a long day, but I was there, watching, clapping, encouraging from the edge of the pool. I was there to wrap her in a towel and kiss her cheek and tell her how proud I was.
And it didn't matter how I filled the rest of my day. The often monotonous and relentless nature of motherhood was worth it, if it meant I could be there for those precious poolside moments.
These are the moments that fill my life--and the days that define it."

My precious poolside moments today:



 

After, we shared the biggest and best snow-cones ever! I wouldn't mind reliving that moment!


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