(How I remember them)
Going through that "growing pain" ....brought to my attention an article that one of my friends blogs about every now and then - "Being in the NOW". She's right, when I become overwhelmed with past issues and future ones that are waiting for my attention - I NEED to focus on the now. What is going on in my life right now? Focus on that. I choose to remember and tuck away my past - choosing not to use it as a crutch, instead use it as a learning tool. Why agonize what the future holds - LIVE in the NOW. Concentrate on and appreciate what life has to offer, observe the bad, decide to see not the good, but the GREAT. Take life one baby step at a time.
(Taken on our way home from Destin, FL 10-2010)
So I'm choosing to enjoy today with the boys, not worry about housework that awaits me. I enjoyed letting them choose a cookie from the "Cookie Company" after our shoe visit, making their own decisions. They both chose an M&M cookie, and even chose a Sprinkle cookie for MawMaw. Playing outside in the water table, getting wet and soaking up the sun. Wanting rides in the wagon, with all of their favorite outside toys tucked away inside. What a relaxing day.
(Pics taken today outside - 04-2011)
I'm going to value every day with my boys. One day - they won't need me to shoe shop with them; it will NOT be cool to have their mom tagging along with them.