Sunday, April 14, 2013

Our Weekend

:: Our Weekend ::

Our weekend was filled with so much and yet I never feel like we did everything I had imagined we would do. I have made a habit of making a list in a small Moleskine book of all the little activities I want to do with my girls. I am always thinking back and saying "oh, we should have..." 

Thankfully, while sitting in church and trying to listen attentively to the homily, I had a moment of clarity.  I realized that we do exactly what matters at that moment. Sometimes we have to stop to tie a shoe, or kiss a boo and in that moment we discover something new like a tiny ant that we must watch or a butterfly we must chase. My eldest will sometimes ask me to come and watch something she can do or did and I just drop whatever I am doing and I just sit and watch. To be in the moment is hard in a world filled with over stimulation but I find so much clarity in that moment. It is like the fog lifts and I see how beautiful life is in that moment. Every moment is important even the ones that don't seem like much. Those are the times that make up a life full of memories. 

Our Saturday afternoon of finger painting that subsequently led to hosing down and mud-pie making. 


  1. I like the idea of keeping ideas as a running list of things to do. Then at least you can flip through it and remember what it is that you want to do! I forget many day trips that are on my mental list.

  2. So wonderful to live in the moment (especially with our little ones).

    I love that the finger painting led to mud pie making.

    Sounds like an enlightening weekend!

    Wishing you a blessed week!

  3. I love it when my little man brings me back to the moment. It is hard sometimes to be in that place, but children have a way of pulling us in and I never regret it :)