I am reminded to stay in the moment as I look at this little print leaned up against the wall beside my sink. It's very easy, in the busyness of motherhood, to be thinking of what needs to be done, next. I have to remember to savor this moment in the now, no matter if it's my 2 year old needing discipline or that I need to sit at the kitchen table and just "be" with my children in the moment. I have to remember these things for many reasons. They are fleeting moments to be sure. The are moments that in each and every one are preparing me for His will. If I miss them, I will miss the lesson that He would have me learn. But most of all I try to live in the moment to cherish those connections with my children. To keep them hidden in the memory of my heart, as Mary did. I don't want to miss a single thing that the Lord would have me see.
"Being in a hurry. Getting to the next thing without fully entering the thing in front of me. I cannot think of a single advantage I've ever gained from being in a hurry. But a thousand broken and missed things, tens of thousands, lie in the wake of all the rushing...Through all that haste I thought I was making up time. It turns out I was throwing it away." ~from Ann Voskamp's book One Thousand Gifts