Friday, September 12, 2008

Thoughts that make you ponder

Ever since we moved into this new house I have yet to actually be able to finish unpacking or do all the stuff I would like to in order to get the house in a condition that is pleasing to me. I don't know, somehow being a mother seems to take all of the time you ever used to have for yourself and in between those times you somehow have to manage getting dressed, brushing your hair and eating. Which most of the time doesn't happen until 11am. Either way, my house is still not unpacked and in my opinion a constant mess. Thats ok though because the only thing that matters right now is spending this precious time with my son. I will always be able to clean my house later or unpack those darn boxes later but I will never have Phoenix as a little baby again for the rest of his life. He is already growing up way to fast. Someone else explained this a little better than I did.
In M Russell Ballard's conference talk in April 2008 he quoted
"Author Anna Quindlen reminds us not to rush past the fleeting moments. She said: “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 hope I can remember to always cherish this time with not only Richard and Phoenix but also my future children. Often it seems that time goes by so slowly when you are a child but once you become an adult all that time just flies right by. I really love the talk given by President Ballard and I hope that along with a song by Trace Adkins that I love will help me remember to live in the moment.

Where has the time gone?


I hope to always love, cherish, teach, listen to and have patience with my precious little baby and future children so one day they will look back on their childhood with great memories.

Everything else can be done later.

6 comments:

Shannon said...

Ok, I totally want to see pictures of your house!! Bring them on!!!...and of course more pictures of the precious little guy. :)

Chris, Alissa, and Parker said...

Hi this is Alissa- I found you! I thought you would have a blog and I am a new-comer on the blogging scene! If you want to look at my blog it is alissaandchris.blogspot.com. Oh, and I totally agree with you, the time is passing so fast with Parker too! It makes me sad and excited all at once. But spending time with your children is the most important thing!

Andrea said...

Kerra:
Thank you for the sweet, sweet comment you left on our blog. That was so thoughtful of you. Your little Phoenix is adorable. Enjoy him and everything he does and take lots and lots of pictures. You will be glad someday you have them. They grow up way too fast. I'm so glad I have all the photos I have of Wyatt--I had no idea he wouldn't be here today. Thanks again.
Love,
Andrea
Wyatt's mommy
That is so cool you are in President Monson's ward--amazing!

The Bakers said...

Hey Kerra! I'm going private with my blog. Can you send me your email address so I can add you as a reader?
hannahbaker1@gmail.com

T-rev said...

I heard once that babies crawl out of there crib at night and make shoes. This would explain why ladies like babies so much, but I have always wondered if there was any truth to that claim....

Could you fill me in?

Tammy said...

Hey cutie your little guy is really growing! I want to see him so give me a call and I can drop by your place one day or you can stop over.
Love you!!