Monday, July 18, 2011

What will I miss?

My friend Stacy asked, "What will you miss?" to which I respond:
From July 2011

When I was eight years old, I remember looking in the mirror at myself and thinking, "I can not believe I am eight years old. My life is going way too fast." (I was a strange child.)

Fast forward 20 years and this feeling hasn't lessened in the slightest.

I have made it a point, in my life, to live as fully as I can.

Motherhood is hard work. People think we're slightly nuts for cramming these babies in so quickly.
From July 2011

But, I say to you, I don't regret it.

I have so much I want to do in my life, and children have always been on the top of the list. Here I am, mother to four boys, and no I do not love every single moment. Yes, many, maybe even most, but no, not every single one.
From July 2011

My goal though, my hope, if you will, is that I will indeed miss this profoundly. As I step on the toys, as I can not conquer the laundry mountain, I try to live it fully. Because, I want to miss it. I want to miss it so much it hurts, but not because I have regrets.

No, I want to miss it but not want to relive it. I only get one chance at this mommy-hood thing. I want to do it right.

I pray to miss every moment, but to know that I lived it.

I have to do it right.
From July 2011

6 comments:

Jen said...

great post! And you are an awesome mommy!!

Alice said...

Darling post! I think I am inspired to write what I will miss. But then I think about it and my life seems to be in one spot right now. Maybe I could write a post about what I will miss when I am gone from Wisconsin. That would work well!

Stacy said...

This is an excellent piece of writing. I love the sentiment of wanting to miss it, but not live it over again. I'm going to be thinking on that one for a while.

The Nelsen Family: said...

I hear ya. that's all I can really say, because you summed it up so well. :)

Morgan -Ing said...

Thanks all. :)

Unknown said...

You are such an awesome mom. I may be biased but I also know better than anyone (other than you) how much you do and how lucky your (our) kids are to have you, and how lucky I am to have you too, you inspire me daily.

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