The Moments You Can’t Redo.

Me:  “You should’ve seen Jett yesterday, lying on the floor, laughing so hard at his big brother and his big brother laughing so hard right back.”

Dad:  “You can never re-do those moments.  They come and go so fast.  You can recreate moments when you are an adult.  But, you can’t recreate those moments when they are children.”

My thoughts hung on my dad’s words for the rest of the day.  I’ve written about soaking up moments like these before.  But, I guess we can never be reminded too often to take notice of them. 

To be present.

Fully present.

So yesterday, after a long day of meetings, errands, and checking on my sick 8 year old, I came home and saw a little 18 month old running around my house.  There were so many things on my to-do list even after I made it home. 

Forget ‘em. 

That’s what I said to myself.  And, Kris knew my list was waiting for me.  So, I looked at him and said, “Do you care if I just play with Jett a while?”

“Have at it!” he said.

So, that’s what I did.  He laughed at me, and he made me laugh.  I listened to him repeat words I said, and I smiled. 

Forget the busy schedules, forget the to-do lists.  Stop being overwhelmed by things that really don’t matter.  Enjoy the people in your life.  And, be fully, FULLY present with them. 

Because, you will never, ever be able to redo these moments.

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3 responses to “The Moments You Can’t Redo.

  1. Christy Talbot

    So true Dusy, so true!!!! This is something we try to always do with our 4 kiddos. Some people don’t seem to realize what a blessing it is to have children in your life. I thank God that we do :)

  2. I love this reminder best, but the whole blog was great!! ” Enjoy the people in your life. And, be fully, FULLY present with them.”

  3. Jerry Chapman

    Enjoy now and later because they will be special memories! Looking down at the two pools at Coral Reef, I remember when Blake was 2 yrs old and looked over railings and said.. Nunner one pool Da! My heart is full of special memories having 14 grandchildren!

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