Living in the moment

This statement stopped me in my tracks. While my 4 year old has an incredible memory (which blows my mind) and also is a planner (just like his mama) I couldn’t help but think about how true this is. Children truly live in the moment.

As adults, we can get stuck with things going through our heads, overthinking and rethinking, looking far into the future, and so busy on our phones. I know I’m guilty of all of those things.

I know it’s hard to give each child your full attention all of the time because there is always something else going on.

I know that I always love having something fun to look forward to, but having plans can be a totally different thing… Fran once said to me, “When we plan, God Laughs.” And that has been with me ever since and I think about that saying regularly! Honestly, because having two young children (and a husband) it’s so true!

Life the past few years had been rough with not knowing where we were going to end up, and I had grand plans, and all of those ideas that I had, had to change. This really tested my Type A Personality and thinking back I really need to start living in the moment, just like my children; The Brotherhood.

I’m going to do my best to live in each moment. I’m going to try to put my phone down and focus on just being. (Although I’m obsessed with taking pictures, but I know sometimes that means I’m not fully living in that moment.) I am going to do my best to go with the flow. I now know it’s so true that the days may be long, but the years are short.

Here’s to living in the moment.

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4 thoughts on “Living in the moment

  1. I love this! Im with you in that sometimes it’s so hard to just “live in the moment” (instead of worrying about baby’s poor napping yesterday and the guests coming over tomorrow and the laundry to finish today, etc etc) but it’s such a nice sentiment and a good reminder for us adults! Each day is a fresh start for our kiddies and it’s a nice opportunity for us to see it the same way!

    1. So well written! I am basically in the same boat! So much laundry (always) and napping can be hit or miss and that can mess with us as parents! I feel like there are days I can’t get everything done and I have to start being ok with that and just BE we with kids ♥️

  2. Isn’t it amazing how kids can teach us these very important truths while wiping their noses on our shirts? 😜 We all need to “exist in the moment” more often! I LOVE the quote “when we plan – God laughs”! It’s such a great reminder to not waste time worrying so much!! Because whether good times or bad, failed plans or successful ones – there is a purpose for everything that happens in this life! ☺️

    1. Crystal! I’m crying! You are so so right! Beautifully written! I actually make myself go back and read this post from time to time because I can feel myself going away from “being in the moment”. Haha and your first line is cracking me up!!! #truth

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