Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Longing for slower days...

It seems we are a hustle and bustle world, there is always something to do, some place to go, someone expecting something of you. Sometimes I wish the days would just slow down! I want to take time to enjoy each moment and live each moment to its complete fullness. Whoever it was that told me the older you get the faster times goes by was right!

My little girl will be 7 on Friday. I cannot believe she will be 7. I am trying to figure out where the last 7 years have gone.

It was just yesterday that she was born, so small and a few weeks early for the benefit of my health. It was just yesterday that she was so sick and looked like a little pumpkin with her bili count so high and we spent 4 long days in the hospital. So many things could have happened. God protected her and gave us a beautiful little girl that is healthy and smart and sweet...most of the time. And wasn't it just yesterday I held her up over the edge of a card table so Aunt Tonya could take a picture of her with a big bow on her adorable little head. and it was just yesterday she learned to walk, and just yesterday she became a big sister, and yesterday she she started preschool...how did we get to almost the end of a 1st grade year in school. My little girl will be 7!

So today I have tried to slow down, but it is hard knowing family will be here for a party so there is cleaning to do, and things to be put away, and then the everyday stuff like, dishes and laundry. I sit here listening to my girl play in the family room, she has an amazing imagination, pretending and creating. It is a wonderful sound.

So someone one was right, take time to stop and smell the roses, for the scent can be enjoyed much more by taking a moment than if you fly by it thinking, I wonder if it smells as pretty as it looked.

Have a blessed evening.

Oh and on a completely different note. My dear almost 7 Rebecca wanted to know what that smell was upstairs that smelled like someone puked! LOL! That would the vinegar I poured through the coffee pot! When I told her it was vinegar, she said, "oh I knew I knew that smell!" ha!

Oh and also, best microwave cleaner ever....put a cup of vinegar in a microwave-able dish (I used my 4 cup pyrex glass measuring cup)and turn it on for 5 minutes. Let it stand for at least 5 minutes and then embrace the smell and wipe clean with a wet rag. It has never been so easy to clean!

1 comment:

Clean Mama said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog - great tips!

Time does fly, doesn't it? My oldest is almost 5 and I look at her and still see that itty bitty baby.