Friday, October 9, 2009

In the moment

I've been thinking a lot lately about being more in the moment with my children. The time is flying by so quickly, and I want to look back one day and know that I was the best "in the moment" mom that I could be. I have been given these sweet little cutie pies that I adore. Their toes, their hair, their voices, and my last pair of chubby legs (Alex's) which are getting slimmer by the minute. I want to eat them up, and yet at the same time I'm busy....and too often I rush from one thing to the next and don't give them what they deserve, and what I really WANT to give them. Thankfully I'm very aware of my mothering. Every night in my head I make a list of positive things I did as a mom and negative things. At least I'm thinking about these things, and my husband once told me that if you are asking yourself questions like "am I a bad mom?" than most likely you are not.

Did anyone watch Oprah 2 days ago about the stay at home mom who survived the plane crash??? Oh my gosh, life changing for me! Here is her blog I found this in one of her archives, check it out!

Author Anna Quindlen reminds us not to rush past the fleeting moments.{or if I could enter here-the basket-head mother syndrome} She said: “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”(Loud and Clear [2004], 10–11).

Totally off- subject, here's a pic from last weekends wedding, and I was able to get this because I rented the 70-200, loved it!

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I'm Lora, wife to a pretty incredible man, and mom to 3 of the sweetest kids. I am passionate about living God's dream for my life, and I put my trust in him daily. Fun, being creative, meeting new people, photography...these are a few of my favorite things! :)

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