How Do You Grab the Moments?

by Trisha-and-Amy on March 9, 2010

Hey – Amy here. Tonight putting Sam (7 years) to bed, he whispered in my ear “Mom, I love it when you laugh…your voice sounds so beautiful.” Ok, he’s either gunning for Mario Cart Wii….or he was delivering one of those ‘oh my God I need to go write this down right now so I never forget it’ moments. As an optimist, I chose the latter and ran and jotted it down. And then proceeded to clean up the kitchen, review my long ‘to do’ list and finally heat up some dinner.

But wait…that moment deserves a little more pause. A little more…more. It’s all going by so fast, how do we keep these moments, translate them into our brains for how precious they really are, breathe into them a little? In about 5 seconds our kids will be grabbing our keys and dating and leaving the house and…well, we all know the drill. I guess for now, I’ll just try really, really hard to savor his sweet, seven year-old words.

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themsrevolution March 18, 2010 at 7:20 pm

yes!!! i know! my dad used to say that he wanted to laminate my brother and me. now i know just how he felt!

Sara May 5, 2010 at 10:01 pm

I guess I just breath it in and try to commit it to memory. But memories do fade. So hopefully, the little jotted notes will remind me when I’m old and gray…boo hoo!

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