can i get an amen??

 “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”  Anna Quindlen


Megan @ Megity's Handmade said...

Amen Sister! I do it way too much. It's time for a revolution.

Rustown Mom said...

I'm borrowing this quote from you so I can live by it. I have two that are grown and yes - the photos help me remember more than the actual memories do. But my kiddos are turning out to be fab peeps so i must be doing something right!