Friday, September 3, 2010

Slowing down

This morning after I put Collin down for his morning nap Grant and Scotty were watching a movie, so I sat at the computer to read a few blogs. I read this great post on NieNie Dialogues about the Lord's tender mercies. In her post she told of Ashley who lost her 18 month old baby girl in a tragic accident. I then read this post on Ashley's blog and it touched me. Their story is heartbreaking and uplifting at the same time. She is able to say she has very few regrets concerning the time she had with her daughter and she shares the advice to enjoy, treasure and capture the time you have with your kids. After I read her post I went in with my boys and Scotty immediately asked me to come sit on the couch so he could sit on my lap and watch the movie with me. Those of you who know Scotty know that he is not normally a snuggler! I jumped at the chance, and then Grant came over to snuggle too. It was wonderful! I went on to have a really fun day with my boys. We played monster trucks together, went outside and played in the water, had a picnic lunch underneath the trampoline, and then later on we had a great time playing at the park and having a picnic dinner as a family. It was a fun day because I did slow down and focused on having fun with the boys. I'm thankful to these women for sharing their insight.

I love these boys so much and I don't want to have lots of regrets when they are grown. I'm so thankful that Heavenly Father has sent me such loving, sweet, fun, wonderful little boys to raise. I am so blessed.