Thursday, March 5, 2009

Enjoying the Moment

I got this quote off of my sister-in-laws blog, and I think it is a great reminder to all of us mothers. When we are woken up 7 times a night every night for a week, we need to remember that they are only going to be like this for a little while. I know it is hard, Carter is up a lot at night, but I have come to enjoy those quite moments with him.

“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.” (As quoted by Elder M. Russell Ballard in his talk, "Daughters of God.")

1 comment:

  1. I love that! We definitely all need to remember that because it's easy to forget.