Friday, December 11, 2009

Last Time...

Tonight was the last time I put her down as a baby...Because tomorrow, Isabel will turn one, and has officially entered the toddler realm.

How did time fly by so fast? All those cliches you hear are really true.

I read this on another blog, and it hit hard, especially today:

“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.”
~ Anna Quindlen, author, "Loud and Clear"
Unfortunately, this is one of the constant struggle that I face, trying to make time for work, make time for responsibilities, make time for her, and make time myself. There's always a ton to be done, and tons of other things that I want to do. Inevitably, something is always put aside, for later. For tomorrow. For next time.

And I want to put a stop to that.

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