January 29, 2013

Enjoy The Little Things

Pat is away this week, and I'm trying to focus on the joy in everyday instead of the difficulties.  There is a quote that I love which applies to raising children:

Enjoy the little things for one day you'll look back and realize they were the big things.  
--Robert Brault

Ryan has started helping Sean get dressed.  If it were up to Sean, he'd stay in his pajamas "forever" he says.  So getting him to put his clothes on is always a chore.  Ryan is such a good big brother sometimes.  
Ryan doesn't generally take naps anymore.  Once in a while I can get him to though.  The other day I had all three kids sleeping snugly in my bed.  It was such a peaceful and beautiful moment to watch the three of them together.
And of course there are the fun moments when the boys are being boys and jumping off the couch.  Their laughter is priceless.    

So while there are moments of fighting and disobedience, there are also moments of simple beauty and joy in every day.  I just need to remember to look for them.     

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Remembering to find beauty in the little things can be one of the most difficult things about day-to-day life. It's always good to have a reminder!


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