We are fans of Anne Voskamp's blog www.aholyexperience.com. It is a rich source of inspiration and a calming place to visit during an otherwise hectic day.
She recently shared this quote, always important but especially so today, as we move into the last weekend before Christmas.
"But the biggest mistake I made is the one that most of us make while doing this.
I did not live in the moment enought.
This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of the three of them sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages 6, 4, and 1. 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."
Thank you Anna, and Anne, for this reminder!