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Thursday, November 4, 2010

These are the moments...

These are the moments...

But I forget that.


Every day.


Every day I find myself thinking
"I can't wait for the day that ________".


Over the years that blank has been filled with: graduate, get married, have a baby, own a home, find my passion, have "free" time, get completely organized, have my "body for life", etc.


I tell myself, I can be totally happy when ___________.


And what do you think happens?


I accomplish the said goal, and then, before I even give myself the chance to enjoy it, I have moved on to the next "I can't wait for" moment--it's a curse I have.


And today, when Baby W was rejecting every meal I tried to feed him with grunts and whining squeals, I found myself thinking, I can't wait until he can tell me what he wants to eat...with actual words.


Kind of like when I "couldn't wait" until he could hold his own bottle...


Or when I "couldn't wait" until he could sit up in the bath tub...


Or when I "couldn't wait" until he could crawl...or walk...


But today I took one look at my hubby wrestling with Baby W while I was doing the dishes and I wanted everything to STOP...to stand still...to stay exactly how it is.


I guess you could say I had one of those moments.


You know the ones.


The moments where suddenly {almost out of nowhere} you become completely overwhelmed with gratitude, and you're bursting at the seams with happiness at the life you have been given--even if it is less than perfect {which of course is the case}.


In those moments it doesn't matter that you have bills to pay, that you have important life decisions to make, or that you have no idea what future lies around the corner for your family.


Because in those moments, all that matters is that you are there...


With the ones you love...


There are no "I can't wait until" thoughts, because in those moments you're not waiting for life to pass you by...


You're living in the moment--and loving it.

Here's to moments like these:





And EVEN to these moments:

{hair pulling}

{back arching}

yours truly,

Little Miss Cheeseball

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28 Comments:

At November 4, 2010 at 11:58 PM , Blogger Scott, Kasie & Payton said...

This was such a neat post! I find myself saying the exact same thing with my son and I'm always looking forward to the next thing he'll learn to do... but like you, I need to live in the moment with the ones I love and be grateful that I have them in my life! Thank you for the reminder!! :)

 
At November 5, 2010 at 4:35 AM , Blogger Shelley said...

AMEN!!!

 
At November 5, 2010 at 4:37 AM , Blogger MostlySunny said...

How quickly life moves....and how right you are that we need to stop and enjoy NOW and what is happening in the present. It is one of my goals-to live more mindfully.
Thanks for a great post!

 
At November 5, 2010 at 5:07 AM , Blogger Pink Peppermint Paper said...

Well said! Made me think of a post I did about this time last year.

http://site.pinkpeppermintpaper.com/blog/2009/11/02/the-sweet-spot/

Eleanor

 
At November 5, 2010 at 5:54 AM , Blogger sara said...

Awww...you're so cute! I have been trying to focus on those moments too and not rush sweet Pie's babyhood away.

Also I ordered my stocking...so excited!!

 
At November 5, 2010 at 5:55 AM , Blogger LBT said...

So, so true. GOD has given us many Blessings in our lives and it's so strange how soon we forget that each one of them is a Gift...to be cherished. The world gets in our heads and we get caught up in the 'race'. So many times, when I stop and SEE what I have, I find myself so 'full' and overwhelmed with JOY and I know that if I never 'got' one more thing or accomplished one more goal I would still be the luckiest girl in the world. Sounds like you are, too. :) Thanks for sharing this with us. Happy Friday!!!
Angelene
LBT
http://littlebuggietutu.blogspot.com

 
At November 5, 2010 at 6:40 AM , Blogger Ashley said...

I think we can all relate. I'm constantly saying "I can't wait unil..." Then later I think of how crazy I am to not just enjoy this moment. Time flies. One of my favorite song lyrics says..don't let go, hold onto every moment. I wish I were better about that.

Love this post. And, your little man all dressed up :) You look beautiful, as well! Just love your blog!

 
At November 5, 2010 at 7:08 AM , Blogger Girl of The Grove said...

You, Little Miss Cheeseball, are endearing! Thank you for the reminder to appreciate the little moments, everyday.

www.girlofthegrove.blogspot.com

 
At November 5, 2010 at 7:37 AM , Blogger PinkGranny said...

Oh enjoy your moments. My little girls are all grown up with babies of their own. It seems like yesterday I was thinking "I can't wait..." Now I am treasuring my grandkids. It flys away in a moment.

 
At November 5, 2010 at 7:56 AM , Blogger Daydream Believer said...

Aw, Well said Momma! :) Have a GREAT weekend!

 
At November 5, 2010 at 9:00 AM , Blogger Ashley said...

I'm totally with you on "these moments" my little one is getting into her two's, throws a fit EVERY time she goes into the car and my older two constantly fight with one another, then other moments, there all cuddled up on the couch loving on eachother, or when my son tells me I'm the love of his life, or when my 3 year old tells me she wants to be just like me when she grows up and when my little one gives me kisses...nothing else matters :) xoxoxoxo

 
At November 5, 2010 at 9:05 AM , Blogger StrungByColor said...

Not cheesy at all - SUCH great reminders. It seems like we're always waiting for "that next best thing"...and it's important to remember to live for the moment.

Happy Friday!

www.strungbycolor.blogspot.com

 
At November 5, 2010 at 9:19 AM , Blogger Jenae said...

Agreed!! I am always saying that with my two boys! and i do have those moments also where I just want everything to freeze! love this post!

Jenae
http://wildflowerlsblog.blogspot.com/

 
At November 5, 2010 at 10:21 AM , Blogger Justine said...

Cute cute!

Just Better Together

 
At November 5, 2010 at 10:43 AM , Blogger The Wishful Lamb said...

these photos are so cute! Kids grow up way to fast and all we are left with are their memories in out hearts

 
At November 5, 2010 at 11:13 AM , Blogger Kristy said...

I love your mommy posts! Thank you for sharing and helping me remember and appreciate the moments!!

 
At November 5, 2010 at 12:26 PM , Blogger t & e said...

I was just telling Trent last night I can't wait until Mya can sit up. Then I read your blog and it got me thinking about how I should treasure that she can't sit up and needs me for EVERYTHING. Thanks for making me take a step back, LOVE YOU!

 
At November 5, 2010 at 2:09 PM , Blogger The Oxford Family said...

Very well said! My first child I was always "I can't wait until she can hold her bottle...crawl, etc..." The second one I knew just how fast it goes so I have been much better at not wishing these little steps away. I'm not perfect and this is definitely a good reminder!

 
At November 5, 2010 at 2:44 PM , Blogger ellie g said...

ummm.....you're kind of the cutest. (and i love your moustache pics. I kind of have my own moustache...but that's a whole 'nother thing. That I'm not proud of. tee hee)

 
At November 5, 2010 at 5:05 PM , Blogger Blissful Craziness said...

Thanks for the reminder to enjoy every minute of life! I have a 9 and 7 year old and it's gone sooo fast:)
Krista

 
At November 5, 2010 at 7:21 PM , Blogger Delia said...

I love that you're a cheeseball. Yes...those moments are like gold to me. Precious to behold.

 
At November 6, 2010 at 7:01 PM , Blogger Samantha said...

I enjoyed this post so much! because I wished my pregnancy to fly by and now I feel like it did and time is going too fast my baby is 2.5months now but I was just pregnant yesterday it seems!

 
At November 8, 2010 at 11:40 AM , Blogger Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

What a great post! I am constantly reminding myself to enjoy each and every moment!

 
At November 8, 2010 at 9:17 PM , Blogger Angela Negron Fulton said...

So true! I just love reading your blog. Thanks for all the inspiration! BTW... my little girl sounds a lot like your little guy with the hair pulling and back arching, etc.... those days are rough. :)

 
At November 11, 2010 at 10:32 AM , Blogger Life in Rehab said...

Cheeseball? Nah-you're just like every Mom who has truly loved being a mom. The joy of it overwhelms me every day, even now that they can drive and they smell weird. This was a wonderful post Ashley. I'm all teary eyed now, thanks a lot.

 
At February 19, 2011 at 11:59 PM , Blogger Debber Doo said...

I LOVE your flats, what kind are they, where did u get em'? If you dont mind me asking?

 
At February 20, 2011 at 2:51 PM , Blogger Ashley @ Little Miss Momma said...

My flats are from Forever 21 :)

 
At March 2, 2011 at 9:59 PM , Blogger Debber Doo said...

Thank you, they are sooo cute, and you have some styleeee, my friend! lol

cheezydebb.blogspot.com

 

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