Thursday, July 17, 2008


I found this wonderful quote on Luella's blog that has really hit home to me;

"Author Anna Quindlen reminds us not to rush past the fleeting moments. 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)" --Quoted by Elder M. Russell Ballard

How perfect is that?? I sometimes do feel like I am "living in the moment", but most times I am not. These past few months have been a challenge. I have had to deal with some things that have taken my thoughts elsewhere, and I think that my children have been somewhat neglected. This quote has made me think about "living in the moment" and trying to eliminate somethings that I don't really need to do or spend time on. I really don't want to look back and feel that I missed anything or that I have regrets. My husband and children are such a huge blessing to me, and I need to have that reflected in what I spend my life doing.