Friday, February 6, 2009

Enjoying the Moment

I receive the LDS Gems from the church via email each day. Today this one came. I thought it was a wonderful reminder for such a busy world.


Enjoying the Moment

"What can . . . young mother[s] [do] . . . to reduce the pressure [of raising young children] and enjoy [their families] more? . . . "Recognize that the joy of motherhood comes in moments. There will be hard times and frustrating times. But amid the challenges, there are shining moments of joy and satisfaction. "Author Anna Quindlen reminds us not to rush past the fleeting moments. She said: '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' (Loud and Clear [1004], 10-11)."
M. Russell Ballard,
"Daughters of God," Ensign, May 2008, 109

2 comments:

Mindy said...

Hey Mary! Thanks for your uplifting comments. I enjoy them thoroughly and can relate in many, many ways! We share the same motto for the year. I love that scripture.

Bas, Katie and Luna de Laat said...

Hi there-

It's Kat from blogaroozer.com. I found a refernce from your site, and just wanted to say Thanks for choosing one of my backgrounds. It's beautiful - and matches all of your beutiful pictures and posts. I really enjoyed reading them! You have a great gift at reflecting on applicable verse!

thanks again!
~K

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