Friday, February 18, 2011

The Moment

It feels like yesterday...that she was so tiny.

In two days she'll be 10 months old.  Last night, she started crawling on all fours.  And like always, I felt the surge of mixed emotions....excited for the next step and a nagging sadness over saying goodbye to yet another baby stage.

I have breathed in every moment of the last 10 months.  I can't say that about my first three babies...back then I didn't understand how fleeting the time was.  How I'd look at a baby one day, and a 3rd grader the next.  Wondering how their feet got so huge, without me even noticing.  How does that happen? I see him everyday.

I'm learning to breathe-in the moment.  No rushing it.  No trying to slow it.  Just living it.   The 3rd grader, the 2nd grader, the 5 year old, the baby.  Trying to embrace it, yet not hold on too tightly...because it's a moment.  They're meant to grow...I'm meant enjoy the moment and trust that God holds the future.  


  1. Holy Experience shining through :)

    Have a wonderful weekend ... embracing the "moments" for what they really are!

    And Lucy is precious! Just precious!

  2. Yes I can hardly believe mine are 26, 36 & 41.

  3. She's beautiful! :)
    Time flies, that's for sure!

  4. Oh my gosh this is SO true!
    I enjoyed the first year with Butter, then I got preggers and couldn't see past the "how am I going to DO this again?" panic. Pregnancy was not good for me.
    When Roo was born, he was born "difficult". I thought I wasn't a good momma for him, but NOW, there is NO DOUBT that he and I were meant to be together, I just wish THIS love was there when I could have enjoyed it.
    Does that make sense?

    I will always wonder...what about a third.

  5. So crazy, I just wrote about the same thing. My baby boy turned three today. Sad, happy, proud, excited. All of it.
    Keep writing, you encourage me!

  6. Oh. my. goodness. she is adorable.

  7. Loved your blog. I live in a parsonage too.

  8. Awww ... she's so sweet and beautiful.

    I love that you're embracing it. Don't rush it, girl. Enjoy it.

  9. girlie... I can SO relate... trying my best to cherish my fourth as well as my other 3... savoring these moments we are in, which seem to be FLYING by....

  10. Like. So much. Lucy is so beautiful. It's astonishing how they go from the first photo to the next in the blink of an eye.

    I totally get this. I've been feeling it, too. In fact, I just wrote a big "how fast they grow" post regarding our youngest daughter.

    And next year, my eldest will be in high school. I've read elsewhere how the days are long but the years are short. I promise this is true.

  11. 10 months. How can that be?
    Me too. I'm finally learning to just pressure to live the moment perfectly, but just to be present in it instead of rushing through to the next thing. It's so good.

    She's beautiful :)

  12. Totally relate. My girlie just got her first tooth this past week and is going to be 6 months old-I feel like I was just in the hospital! It's so important to savor each moment whenever it happens and know you forever have that wonderful memory.

  13. Before we know it our little person will be here with us and it's posts like this that make me smile and cry at the same time.

    I have never had a tiny and from all that I see and hear, they grow too fast.

    She's beautiful.

  14. Cool! We all should try to do more of this!!

  15. Love it. She is adorable. How is it she can look just like you and just like your hubby's family.........crazy!
    I love it "They're meant to grow...I'm meant enjoy the moment and trust that God holds the future. " Seriously., lady. I would buy 30 copies.


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