Two years ago Nina Elizabeth came into the world, and I can't believe how fast the time has gone! People told me to cherish every moment when your kids are small, but I think until you feel time slipping by too fast you don't get it. In a sense, you don't know what you've got until it's gone.
I am trying so hard to be more "in the moment" with my family, instead of focusing on my projects and to-do lists. That's where it counts, doesn't it? When you have a choice to stop being a multi-tasking mom and sometimes just sit on the couch and read a book with your child, or slide down the slide at the park instead of standing on the sidelines and waving. How many magical moments like those make up my day, and how often do I miss those magical moments because I am too busy to take notice? It breaks my heart to think of all I've already missed because I couldn't make myself slow down and take it all in.
So here's to my big two-year-old girl. God give me the grace to slow down for her today...but also everyday.