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  • January 22, 2011

    I remind myself, when moments get tortured and tough and infinite, that this is but a chapter in our lives.  We need all of these chapters to make a rich story of our lives.

  • January 22, 2011

    yes!

    It passes all too quickly. I think this is the biggest reason why I want more.  To be able to savor, to cling, to not rush them into growing up too quickly.  Because sometimes I look back and I know that while I was pushing them to be more independent I was robbing myself of time that I will never get back.

    ((hugs))

  • January 22, 2011

    Another someone who knows and writes well where I find comfort and familiarity. Megan, I can’t wait to kiss the shit out of you tuesday. grin

  • January 22, 2011

    Yes, THIS.  We need this, as much as our foremothers needed leaning over the fence to borrow a cup of sugar when they full well had some in the pantry, or their foremothers needed cooking over a common fire.

    We need this.  We need to remember that we are human, and it is okay.

    And sometimes, it is very, very beautiful.

  • Mrs Flinger
    January 22, 2011

    Oh, Heather, THIS: “While I was pushing them to be more independent I was robbing myself of time that I will never get back.”

    YES. God. That.

  • Mrs. Flinger
    January 22, 2011

    I’m not seeing y’alls comments until after I write one and then oh forever a million times agreeing. “We need this.  We need to remember that we are human, and it is okay.
    And sometimes, it is very, very beautiful.” Agreed Agreed, Susan.

  • January 22, 2011

    Oh, yes. Shudder.

  • January 22, 2011

    Amanda is spot on with that post. My babies are now 12, 14 and almost 17. They are beautiful and perfect in every way.
    But the time is gone that I could nap curled around them, that it was OK for me to spend hours on the couch, just holding them while they slept. My world revolved around them, and theirs around me… the way, I think, it should be.
    It’s passed now, and i can’t get it back. I ache with both emptiness and pride as I watch each of them move toward independence.
    Take it while it’s there. The housework will wait, the book will wait, even you “life” will wait.
    Because really, this IS IT. Take it, live it and love it. (hearts)

  • January 22, 2011

    Pop over to http://allthingsmom-christina.blogspot.com/2011/01/rolling-stone.html if you have a second. I’d appreciate it, and you can see my babies <3

  • January 23, 2011

    This is actually why I *started* blogging, not to make money or meet people or improve my writing but to keep the moments intact.  My son (likely my only child) is only 3 and I already tear up thinking of how he is slipping away.

    The friends and support and knowledge I’ve gained through blogging was just a huge, unexpected benefit.

  • January 24, 2011

    Lovely.

  • January 25, 2011

    Great post. Thanks for sharing.

    I try to get one more hug every day before my child grows up, too, and will have their own life.

    smile

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