Saturday, July 17, 2010

I'm taking a break...

From school that is.  Maybe a year....maybe 3.  {Who knows}  I need to.  I have to.  And this pretty much sums it all up:

"The biggest mistake I made [as a parent] is the one that most of us make.  I did not live int he 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 onto the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed.  I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and getting it done a little less"           Anna Quindlen

I don't want to look back and regret not spending as much time with them, while they are little...because one day I will look back and cry as they are walking out the door to move onto college or a new "adult" life...and wish I had those little boys back, all to myself.  Maybe I will start journals of all our fun adventures, and those little moments that I will want to remember.  So I can look back and "re-live" the in a diary, with pictures....we'll see. 

1 comment:

  1. i love your journaling idea!! and i absolutely love how you are keeping this blog. it's great to see you and your beautiful family from so far away. this will definitely be wonderful to look back on also. Love you jennie, and happy for you in your adventure as a wife, mother, daughter, sister and best friend.


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