Tuesday, January 26

Stolen Moments

Last night, I went to see my friend in the hospital. She had her baby and they are very happy. Seeing my friends happy is what makes a good day- great. As I listened to the new parents talk I could hear a little bit of who they were becoming the people they were meant to be. It's like listening to a good singer, but waiting to hear them hit the high note. My friends not only hit the high note they went an octive above harmonizing until their voices morphed into one voice singing the most beautiful lullaby....the baby wasn't in the room. That's happiness!

Tonight, I read an emotional post written by a mother about spending "extra" time with her daughter. (Hold'em Close, by My Little Life) The stolen moments that were not really meant for her, but she took them anyway because it felt right. A very dear friend of mine had a stolen moment too. One that reminds me to live each day....

You see, she owned a restaurant and worked crazy hours. (That is how we became close. My husband who was my boyfriend at the time and I watched her son three nights a week for over a year.) Instead of hurrying around on a typical school day she let her son sleep in. They spent the morning lounging then they went to the library. The entire day was about the two of them sharing simple mother-son time. The next day after getting her son off to school she took some "me time" to do yoga. That is where our friend found her a few hours later only she had had an aneurysm and later that day passed away. When I think of her I can only smile (with a broken heart) because she left all of us the same message she lived by.... She lived life each and every day.

Only you can decide your moments...Only you can decide if you're going to steal a bit of the day for you. Only you have the ability to live each day as if it were your last.

Tonight "Sharing is Caring" blog is My Little Life. (Smile.) Thanks Mama M. for the wonder post and my Mama M and Papa H for giving me this wonderful life!

Have you taken a day off with your children? Do you remember how you felt hours after your children were born?

13 comments:

Janiece said...

What a wonderful post.

I worked A LOT of hours when my children were little, but now that they are all grown up...I love to send them love letters.

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Miss Mustard Seed said...

What a great post. It's always nice to be reminded who and what are really important. Do I have to do laundry and clean my house right now? Or can I set up a huge train set in the living room with my sons? Which will mean more?

Eva Gallant said...

What wonderful story...sad that she passed away, but wonderful that her son will always have that day to remember.

Shana said...

What an important lesson - one that I often forget. Thanks for the reminder and I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend.

Working Mommy said...

What a great post today!! I think it is important for everyone to slow down and not take any time we have with loved ones for granted!

~WM

Mama M. said...

Aw, Ann...thank you!!! I have tears in my eyes, reading this post...thank you so much for the story you shared...as well as for letting me know how much you enjoyed my post.

Thank you!

happygal said...

This is a great story and such a perfect observation. Thanks for sharing it!

Ottavia said...

Oh my god that is so sad! It bought tears to my eyes!!!

gina said...

What a great post! I try to spend quality time with my kids each and every day. This post reinforces why it is so inmortant not o put off giving the love you should give TODAY!

Becca @ Our Crazy Boys said...

What a great reminder to make every day count.

Thanks :-)

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