Wednesday, February 17, 2010

To remember...

This is one for the mothering notebook. I love how she takes the time to buy her little girl a hot chocolate, let her get her baby ready to go to the grocery store and then read books for hours.
I think about this so often. I cannot stand saying to our children "Hurry up." It seems so pointless. Let us hurry up to get in the car, so we can hurry up to where we are going, so then to hurry there, and then hurry up to get home. Why are we in such a hurry to rush through the one lifetime we have together? The hours I waste on the internet. It was freedom giving up facebook today. It was an even bigger freedom to not check the internet today and only have limited time to do what I seem to think I need to do.
I want to use my time wisely. I want to be fully present to our children and not just "uh-humming" through their little stories each day. I cannot even begin to record the stories Dominic tells me each day that I am only partially listening too. I want to be more aware of how darling it is that Zellie practices the piano everyday like her siblings. Really. It is very serious to her. I hope I learn the lesson this lent.


  1. I read that post yesterday and was struck by the cocoa moment. I (almost) never would have done it. I'm rushing, rushing always. And for what? To rush some more, I guess. I must. slow. down. They're only little once.

    And incredibly, it sounds like she got more done in her slowed down day than I get done in two of my rushed days.

  2. What a beautifuly written article! God bless you and your sweet family! Children are a blessing! We have 8 of them!Love them to the moon and back!