Making Today a Memory.

I stumbled on my old collection of home videos earlier this week. As I relived days gone by through the shaky lens of my phone camera, memories came flooding back. Funny how, even though my eldest is only four and a half, there are already days of parenting that are so far behind me I'll never go back to them. As I laughed at my oldest daughter at 20 months, making funny faces into the camera... and as I was impressed by my second daughter reciting flashcards at 15 months, I longed to go back. But I can't. That's life after all. You live each moment, and then it's gone. Just like that.

I'm a busy mom. I have piles of laundry and dishes, lists of appointments and reminders. There are toys to pick up, toilets to clean and hours worth of to do's. But what if today I let the piles grow? What if, for today, I left toys on the floor? What if we made peanut butter and jelly for dinner, ripped up the to do list and turned up our noses at the mess? What if instead we had a dance party in the living room--dressed in our twirliest dresses? What if instead we rolled around in the fresh snow until our noses turn red and we race inside for hot chocolate? What if instead of cleaning up my sons legos I build the biggest tower ever with him? What if instead of looking back on moments gone, I lived in moments now?

What if I made today with my kids, the best memory of them all?

“Do not look back and grieve over the past, for it is gone; 
and do not be troubled about the future, for it has yet to come. 
Live in the present, and make it so beautiful that it will 
be worth remembering”

1 comment:

Danielle said...

This touched my heart ...beautiful post! My children are almost 15 & 13 and I always try to make the most of each moment I'm blessed to have with them. With each new season of their lives not only do they grow but so do we as a mom it's both magical and heart pulling at the same time, but always wonderful!
Blessings to you and your family, Danielle