Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The meaning behind the 'moments'

This blog was created as a way for me to document life's moments,
however great or small, so I never forget.
But why Moments?

I grew up with my mom and my little sister. Just the three of us.
We've had so many adventures, I can't even begin to recall all of them.
But through them all, we've cherished each other.
And we've managed to laugh in the midst of difficult times.

This is all credit to my mom.
She is the inspiration behind my blog.

My mom remembers so many moments when we were young,
difficult and sad, joyful and glad.
And in the small things, she would say,
thank you Lord for this moment.

Whether it was holding me as I fell asleep,
watching Carly ram into me like a punching bag,
laughing, laughing, laughing at the dinner table
(which we still do to this day. dinner is a time of laughter, reminiscing, and special moments remembered and created),
picking me up from school and hearing about my day,
hugging each other...

she would say thank you Lord for this moment.

Years later, my mom's approach to life still dwells deep in my heart.
It's not about the huge accomplishments, the productivity, the promotions.
It's about the moments that create each day.

My mom has an amazing gift of recognizing special moments
and treasuring them.

I want to be like that. I want to treasure the moments.
However small or big. However good or bad. (hopefully good).

This is a diary of my life,
a snapshot of what I see and experience daily.
This blog is a lens into my memories, hopes, fears, and daily blessings.
My prayer is that it inspires you to take hold of the moments.

And in that moment, to say
thank you Lord for this moment.

I found this little piece of art last week, and I think it sums this up quite nicely.

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