Time flies quickly…enjoy each moment.
It is a quiet morning…the oldest two are at work and the youngest two left to go back to college after the summer. I am appreciating the quiet because I am trying to enjoy each moment for the moment. But, I remember not too longer ago, sitting in this same kitchen thinking that it would never be quiet. Moments pass quickly. Some of the most satisfying moments in parenting we miss because we are looking past them to something we think is going to be better. Commit today to stopping and enjoying the moment, even if that moment is chaos. Tuck that moment away, write it down in a journal, but remember that moment so you can pull it out when your moments in life change.
I love my empty-nester life, and I loved my life with infants, toddlers, schoolagers, and teens. Take a moment to remember, and take a moment to enjoy now. Happy parenting TODAY.
Take a breath, enjoy the joyful moments of each day, and remember you don’t have to be perfect to be the perfect parent.