Friday, September 12, 2008

Powerful words




I just came across this quote by Anna Quindlen. Elder M Russell Ballard quoted her in this talk

“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).

A good reminder for us busy Moms to slow down, quit trying to do so much and just enjoy our children. Let's not miss out on the little moments with our children.

1 fabulous comments:

joshua and lauren miles said...

Hey, so I'm trying to put a picture in my header, but the title gets in the way of the faces...how did u get your title up on the top?