Skip to main content

In The Blink Of An Eye

It took us 22 hours in the truck – twenty-two VERY long hours. First of all, I personally have a very hard time sitting still. Put me in a truck where my feet don’t even touch the floor board, while listening to talk radio (which I can’t stand), while dealing with a 4 year old who was already asking if we were there yet and we’d only been driving an hour, well, you can imagine just how LONG the trip was to my parents’ house. 

But as we drove into my home town, I could feel the tension melting away. It had been an entire year since I’ve been here. I couldn't help but get giddy as my heart was screaming home! Home! Home! The fact that we were about to get out of this blankety blank truck wasn’t a bad thing either.

Lil Man has had a blast fishing. My heart has been full as I’ve been with my family, back in the country, and the sounds of Summer.

I will admit that I’m not used to this humidity and the heat. I did get out for a 3 mile run yesterday, and it was definitely a struggle.

Also, the Southern Sun is a little hotter than the North. I was only outside about 30 minutes or so. Ooops.

But this morning, as I sat on my parent’s deck, waiting for the sun to rise, I realized just how fleeting moments can be. The sun was getting ready to peek out from behind the horizon when Tula made a mess that I had to clean up. When I came back outside, the sun had already risen. It was still a beautiful view, but the initial moment was gone.

In life, moments are fleeting – things are constantly in motion. As I watch Lil Man grow before my very eyes, it’s all too real just how fleeting moments can be. And although I don’t always succeed, I do realize the value in cherishing each and every moment – even the difficult ones. I remember when Lil Man was a baby how at times I was just so ready for certain stages to be over. (Teething was especially horrible.) Looking back, I realize those baby moments go by very quick.

Each stage in life is unique in its own way, and each stage is only here but for a moment.

So how are you cherishing your moments in life? This is a question that I am asking myself lately. 

Because the truth is, I want to cherish each and every moment.  

Vote for me @ Top Mommy Blogs - Mom Blog Directory

Share this on Facebook?

  Share on Tumblr


Popular posts from this blog

Running My Life

Wow, has it really been 2 years since my last post? I suppose that I allowed life to get in the way. For any faithful blog readers, I apologize. Although, I'm not sure how many people actually read blogs anymore. I think most people use other social media platforms.  (By the way, drop by and say hi on Insta. )  But for some reason, each year when I pay for my google domain, I can't seem to let it go. As silly as it sounds, this little space is mine. And lately I've been struggling with ownership and acceptance. And my domain renewal was a not so gentle reminder that I have a voice .  Seriously, you'd think by 48 that I'd have this figured out - nope - apparently not. However, I am wise enough to know that we have a choice to allow situations to harms us or make us stronger. I'm choosing to let this mid-life quandary make me stronger. And because of this, I'm setting goals, taking charge, and reexamining priorities.  Movin' on... 

Self Care Is Not Selfish It's Necessary

It's not selfish to take care of yourself. It's not selfish to take care of yourself. It's not selfish to take care of yourself. And I'll say it just one more time in case you didn't hear me. It's not selfish to take care of yourself. I have found through experience that when I'm not taking care of myself, not only do I suffer but my family suffers. So ditch the mom guilt and take the time that you need! I have a tendency to keep pushing my needs aside until I reach a breaking point. We've had a very busy fun summer so far. However, I've struggled to get some quality ' me ' time to decompress. I'll spare you the meltdown that ensued. But the reality check that followed prompted me to take action.

When The Planner In You Must Be Flexible

In case you haven’t figured this out by now, I’m a planner. I know - shocker right?!? :) So although I love substitute teaching, it’s making the planner in me anxious. And it’s been reeking havoc on my workouts. Basically the morning of or maybe the night before, I find out if I’m working. So my day ( that I thought I had planned ) can be turned upside down in an instant. But, truthfully, isn’t that really the same with everyone?