Sunday, December 4, 2011

breathing in time

I tend to live in fast forward.

Always seeking the NEXT.

But there are days when time stops.

We slow down.

We enjoy togetherness.

And the benefits of a slower pace.


There will be a time, when the pogo sticks will get loaded in my trunk and be dropped off at the local thrift store.


The fast forwarding of life will mean boys who no longer spend afternoons creating with chalk.



And they will dream of real life hole-in-ones.


I stop. I stare at them. I freeze the moment.


I need more of it.


I need to appreciate it.


I need to breath it in and feel it as I exhale.

Much love,

Linking up with Jami.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful post, reminding me to BREATHE in and enjoy life with my kids. :0) I've had a crap day today... We got a new cat this morning from the Humane Society only to return home to see our other cat (we just got her in May for my daughter's 5th) dead on the side of the road. :0(
Thanks for making me smile. You write so beautifully!

Sara @ Seeing Purple Stars said...

love this! your boys are so handsome!

Michele said...

I think that needs to be one of my new year's resolutions. Slow down, breath and remember that this is the good stuff. This is the life I've always wanted so I need to enjoy and stop racing to whatever is next. Thanks, Katie!

Jessica said...

So sad and wonderful all at the same time. I often think about how I would like to freeze a particular moment, like this morning, when Cara ran over and said "I need mommy snuggles!" But then, I think about how much more awesome each day is as she grows and learns more and more. Having children brings such a different perspective on life, doesn't it?

Adrian said...

I feel the same way, especially during the holidays. I just want the boys to stop growing and stay small forever. It goes too quickly.