Thursday, February 24, 2011

fleeting childhood

Today I was given a great reminder about how quickly time passes. For the last few weeks my mind has been bent toward my little sister & her baby. Haylee's baby has a brain cyst & has had to have one surgery already and is back at the hospital scheduled for another.
Well, this morning, I was getting Rachel some strawberry milk when the phone rang. My mom was calling to give me the update from Haylee and when I came back from the phone call to see how Rachel was enjoying her milk this was the scene in the kitchen.

It was such a visual reminder to me to enjoy the moment and be there for my kids. I love being around when my kids have flavored milk because they enjoy it so much and it is a sure way for me to get a compliment on being the "best mom ever!"
So, seeing the empty cup when I came back just reminded me how important it is to be there to enjoy my kids & to be there with them whenever I can.

4 comments:

goyuix said...

I'll consider this reason #3501 "Why it sucks to go to work each day". And yes, the reason number is significant.

Katie said...

That's so sad about Haylee's baby! I hope everything turns out ok. We'll keep them in our prayers.

lori said...

This was a sweet post, Heather! We sure love you and your family and have been thinking about you all!

DeAnna Packer said...

We are tearfully and prayerfully on our knees...