Daily Archives: January 12, 2011

Snowy

A lovely, lovely snowy day.  Even though we live in New England, because we are on the coast, we really don’t get a lot of snow.  Therefore, on a day like today, the girls and I stop everything to breathe it all in.  Really breathe.  This is what it is all about to me – stopping to capture a moment, linking emotion to the moment, and living.  We live our lives at such a fast pace that it is unusual to put the pressures on pause so that we can feel, laugh, and to turn a regular day into a magical experience.  On this day, the girls and I decide to leave our cozy home and venture out to see how our landscape has changed with a white coating.

My amazing family is in the heart of change.  My eldest child, as a senior in high school, is in the process of shopping for and dreaming about colleges.  The time for creating memories with her living under my roof is drawing to a close.  Therefore, I am determined to create opportunities to communicate my love, my acceptance, my faith, my playfulness, and my counsel.

 I look back over the process of young mommy child rearing, what I lacked more than most things was the perspective to slow down and capture moments.  Well, that and maybe patience, sleep, creativity…

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