Wednesday, August 29, 2007

growing too fast

I was talking with a good friend of mine this morning about how kids grow too fast. (Her 2nd daughter started kindergarden this week). She shared this quote with me. I thought it was sweet, and I think I want to hang it on my wall.

"We salute you, sisters, for the joy that is yours as you rejoice in a baby’s first smile and as you listen with eager ear to a child’s first day at school which bespeaks a special selflessness...You rock a sobbing child without wondering if today’s world is passing you by, because you know you hold tomorrow tightly in your arms." (Neal A. Maxwell)

I hope that I don't spend too much time worrying about time going by too fast - but at the same time, I hope I can treasure each moment and really enjoy each stage of life that my 2 sweet boys are in. There are moments when I can't wait for Gabe to quiet down some, or get out of a "stage" - but then I remember that once he's out of that stage he'll be in another, and will be one step closer to growing up and away. So here's to cherishing and treasuring each and every moment - even the frustrating ones.

(Edited to add: Right after I wrote this post I went in and read naptime stories to Gabe. One of the books we read was a fun counting one that Grandma Tammy brought to him last week. We've been working on counting with him, but he hadn't really gotten it. But today he counted from 1-7!!! And he did it several times! It was so cute to hear him say the next number and my eyes filled with tears...he's growing up pretty darn fast.)

1 comment:

Holly Child said...

I really need that quote today! I'm pretty sure that I had my fair share of frustrating moments to treasure! I'll have to keep this in mind! Thanks!