Thursday, July 24, 2008

Moments

I once heard someone say that life is just a string of moments bound together by time. Or, maybe I just made that up. Yes, I think I did. It sounds good, right?

Lately, I've made an effort to take notice of my Moments more. I've been so emotional about Sister turning five and leaving me for the wide world of Elementary School (I know, enough already) that I've been stopping to pay attention to the little things more rather than lamenting as they pass me by so quickly.

If my efforts to take in the Moments, I've come to the realization that I am a blessed woman. I have been stressed to the max for months and giving myself a pity party pass because things haven't been going my way and in that arduous process, I lost sight of the fact I have everything I've ever wanted.

I have a husband that is better than I even knew was possible. When I was in college, I made a list of qualities that I wanted in a husband. They ranged from the important (he must share my faith) to the downright vain (he needs to be taller than me). I had long forgotten that list and I ran across it recently when cleaning out my book shelf. Every single thing on that list (made as a very naive nineteen year old) described my husband perfectly. As a matter of fact, he makes my list look like my expectations were too low. He's that good.

I have two of the most beautiful, funny and loving kids on the planet. They love me, no matter what. On the bad days when I raise my voice more than I should, they still love me. On the days when I haven't had a spare moment to shower and gather my thoughts, they still want to sit on my lap with their arms wrapped around my neck. I love them more every day.

There's so much more for me to be thankful for. What I want to share with you are the Moments. Selfishly, I want to share them with you because that also ensures that I have a record of them for myself. But, I also want to share them with you in hopes that you will start to take a look at your own Moments. Each Moment that you take note of will make you thankful for something. We all have something to be thankful for.



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10 comments:

  1. Taking the time to notice the small moments has been my goal. The first time Boo brushed her hair ALL BY HERSElF to when Hubby just got up and got me something as I was thinking it.

    I love watching the kids and seeing how much they have grown and then looking back and what they were long ago.

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  2. :) sweet post, made me tear up a little..

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  3. Heather

    What a beautifully written post. You are absolutely right and so smart to realize it now. Today. I've always had a great appreciation for my life, my family, my husband, my friends, etc., but after my cancer, I realize more than ever just how precious each and every moment is.

    Great post!

    I haven't been by in a week or so...so thankful your Dad is okay. Praise God!

    Hugs!
    Kat

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  4. its so good to see a post like this, I love taking time to think about the little things that make the day complete. I too am blessed beyond belief, our family is in a dark place/experience right now and yet I am still thankful

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  5. The moments are so important to remember. I totally agree.

    Hence the blogging addiction. It is mostly about capturing the moments.

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  6. There was an Oprah episode about the husband list. Basically just that most women who make a list end up getting exactly the person they imagined. I never made a list but my husband is exactly like I always pictured I'd end up with.

    My dd entered K last year and it was hard to see her go off, but she loved it so that made it better.

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  7. Happy POW! Great post. I feel much the same way and try to write as much as possible to make sure that when things are tough I can look at my posts and see what a truly great life I have.

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  8. Hi!
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    And congratulations on being their "Mystery Mom Blogger" today!

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  9. What a lovely post! Indeed, happiness is moments. I just made a mental note that yesterday, my baby M. learned to clap all by herself and tha my little E. now speaks in full sentences. These are moments to remember. Thanks for this post.

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  10. Ohh!! This post SO hits home with me this week! Because I have been "noticing" more moments lately than ever before.

    Thank you so much for putting this into words!!

    And happy pow!

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