Saturday, February 7, 2009

Taking it one day at a time!

     Well I heard a quote today that went like this...

     "NOT THE WHOLE FOREST-JUST ONE LEAF"  ___P.L. Travers

I liked that quote, because most days I have to remember that . Last night and today when I had a few spurts of energy I got excited ...thinking wouldn't this be great if I felt like this every day? Then I have to remember that probably it won't, BUT it is good to truly enjoy the moments that I do have energy,instead of wondering how many more bad moments are yet to come. This really has been a roller coaster of a LIFE.  But I am sure that I wouldn't be the person that I am today...if I had never gone on this journey. I have a plaque in my room that says ... EMBRACE THE JOURNEY. That reminds me that I need to do much more, than just hold on during the hard times, I am to learn and grow from them too!

I actually had the energy to sew today, play tea party with Angie and even take a walk with Lauren...now that is a big day. After the walk though I could hardly keep my eyes open. Oh well, it was great while it lasted!

I saw a friend tonight at the store and she is pregnant and her little family has been sick too. I saw how very tired she was, I remember those last few weeks of your pregnancy when you are so uncomfortable, too big to sleep and then the days seem to stretch on forever. I remember thinking I was going to go crazy if another person said to me "wow, you are really getting big, you have how many more weeks left to go? I wanted to take this dear friend home, watch her sweet boy for her and let her get some SLEEP! Motherhood is much tougher than it looks! She is a sweetheart and I know she will make it but ...she and I both need to remember to just TAKE ONE DAY AT A TIME!  Some days I can't believe that I lived to tell about being a mom of 4! :) There were times that I didn't think I would survive it!

Now that I have talked about being tired and not getting much sleep, I realize that I need to head to bed. I hope each of you are having a good weekend. Please remember if you are struggling with anything to try to break it down and take it one day at a time, for some reason that feels easier to handle.

Good night dear friends and family.

 

     "How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives."  ___Annie Dillard

"Dost thou love life? Then waste not time; for time is the stuff that life is made of."  ___ Benjamin Franklin

"To nourish children and raise them against odds is in any time, any place, more valuable than to fix bolts in cars or design nuclear weapons."   ______Marilyn French

 

     "Time is a companion that goes with us on a journey. It reminds us to cherish each moment, because it    will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we have lived."

  ___Captain Jean-Luc Picard

3 comments:

Julie N. said...

Can't tell you enough how much your quotes and stories mean to me. Thank you thank you thank you!
Love you and praying for you daily :-)
Julie

Matt and Cristina said...

I love that post! Thanks for reminding me to take life one day at a time. Life really is an incredible journey if you stop to think about all you have learned and accomplished.

Kiera Jade said...

Perfect timing for this post in my life as well. Thank you!