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…