I wrote this post last week on Babble, the day before the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary. Little did I know how much it would come to mean to be the very next day. I cling to these little moments with my babies, now more than ever, because I think one of the reasons that Friday was so devastating for all of us that are parents is that it brought us face to face with the realization that these moments could be snatched from us far too soon. From the post:
I close my eyes. This is one of those moments. A moment when I just want time to stop, to hang on just a little bit longer, to linger over a toothless smile, an innocent kiss, a sweet smelling babe, a bear hug, a belly laugh.
How I long to remember these small moments. Keep them forever, like a tattoo burned into my mind and heart.
And then I blink, and the moment is over. Just another fleeting memory.
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I want to encourage you to savor those small moments and memories with your family over the next few days and weeks. These moments are so special and precious and irreplaceable.
Do you feel like the little moments with your children pass by too quickly? How do you stop and savor the moments and memories with your kids?
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