February 26, 2010

A thought for the day.....

I want to share an excerpt from a talk by Elder M. Russell Ballard . He said, referring to Author Anna Quindlen, "The biggest mistake I made [as a parent] is the one that most of us make. … I did not live in the 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 on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less" (Loud and Clear [2004], 10–11).

I want to live in the moment...so thankful for this reminder.

This was posted on my fav bloggers site lilybean'spaperie.com thanks Melis for your post!!

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