This quote is on my most favorite blog in the whole wide world right now, and I love it. It moved me, just as it moved the author of the other blog.
It says so much to me as a mom, as someone who gets caught up in the planning and the anticipation and the stress and the looking forward.
I frequently find myself getting sucked into worrying about what's next that I miss the here and now! (Thoughts on a typical Saturday in my house: I have to get the laundry done today 'cause I have to do this and this on Sunday and then I have a meeting Monday night so I need to get supper planned because we'll get home late, and then Mark works Tuesday night so I....and on and on)
I hate that part of me sometimes. I have such a hard time stopping and just BEING in the here and now!!! I will try. I have said to myself..."Today I am going to sit down and play hot wheels for as long as Cohen wants to play hot wheels." and about 3 mins into that I am up and switching laundry or picking up some crumbs off the floor and off to the trash can, only to get sucked into another task. This is hard for me......
"Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are.
Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart.
Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow.
Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so.
One day I shall dig my nails into the Earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return."