Monday, January 16, 2012

Take the time...

 Take the time to brush her hair slowly, gently, breathing in the scent of shampoo and the sweetness of little girl because soon she won't need you for those things.  Soon, she'll be grown... 
 Take the time to make their hot cocoa extra creamy, dumping in a whole handful of marshmallows, because these are the things they'll remember.
 

Take the time to admire the snowflakes, each one an individual masterpiece.  
Take the time to pull little ones on a sled before they get too big for that.
 Take the time to slide on your favorite slippers, put your feet up, and watch Father of the Bride with your loved ones. . 
Take the time to bake homemade bread. 
Take the time to encourage and acknowledge for a job well done. 
 Take the time to laugh.  Really laugh when your kids do something funny in hopes that you see it. 
Take the time to walk in the snow,breathing in the cold, crisp air that almost stings your lungs. 
Take the time to savor fresh guacamole, bright green and creamy. 
 Take the time to extend forgiveness. 
Take the time to rest. 
Take the time to really be there in the moment.  
Take the time to say, "I love you." 
Take the time to be thankful in all things... even those that hurt to the core, because in that thankfulness you find healing. 
Take the time to soak up the monotonous daily moments, because they are fleeting. 
Take the time to love in all things.




27 comments:

  1. I love this. Such truth in those words. May I always remember to take the time!

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  2. These are my favorite posts from you. I don't comment very often but I read. The difference her is your focus is on others and on being grateful which is the secret to contentment.
    This post expresses peace tangibly.

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  3. What a touching post! Almost made me cry!

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  4. Yes, Sasha, so true! Our kids remember time with us more than anything. Isn't the snow fun? It's really coming down here in Arlington. Oh, BTW, I want your dog's scarf!

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  5. Perfect words Sasha. This is something we should always remember. These special little moments are what truly matter most.

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  6. Thank you for the reminders. In these crazy days we live, we must stand back and take it all in. Time IS fleeting....

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  7. so SO so good!! you are one wise mama...if only i could tattoo this on my body to remember everyday. and i want some snow...just a little bit, then it can go away. SO gorgeous!

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  8. Love Lucy all decked out in her scarf. Weird that you have snow and I don't. What universe are we in?

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  9. What a great post and reminder!! Life really does go by too fast, especially with little kiddos around :)

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  10. Well said, missy. I could sure use a cup of that cocoa righ about now.

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  11. love this.
    taking time to be thankful for the things that hurt us....
    boy, that's easier said than done, huh?

    I'll ponder that one tonight...so true. we learn when we are thankful in hard times...

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  12. Love this reminder! Thank you!

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  13. Such a good reminder to enjoy this life and these children that have been entrusted to us. Thank you!

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  14. Your post touched my heart today. My daughter is away at college so I can totally relate to the moments with the kids going by way too quickly. We recently had to put down our family pet and seeing your cute pooch reminded me of her. Then you talked about watching Father of the Bride with your family....yeah, that movie alwyas makes me laugh and cry all at the same time.
    I see it finally snowed. I hope you were able to have your open house before the snow hit.
    Enjoy what each days moments bring.
    Psalm 118:24

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  15. I just blogged about my restful weekend camping and how I miss all those things you are reminding me to take the time for when I have laundry, floors, and dinner to make. Perfect timing this post--and so was coming home to my pretty packaged necklaces--I really wanted to give one away--but I think I'll let my little one borrow either whenever she wants--they can both stay home that way: )

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  16. I agree. I just went shopping for bras with my youngest daughter. I thought as I sat outside the fitting room that I would not always be sitting there with "little girl" bras in my lap. Time goes by so quickly and I don't want to miss it.

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  17. Yes, we will miss life if we don't take the time for all thses things that truly matter most, this is contentment the way God intended. Don't you love how agreeable dogs are to let us dress them up, especially the big ones? Yogi wore his Texans tee shirt for the last 2 playoff games and he loved it. I'm so thankful our pets will be in heaven. Enjoy the snowflakes and hot chocolate and all His good gifts today!

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  18. So So True, take time today because we don't know what tomorrow holds.

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  19. So simple and yet so important! Everything looks so cozy and fun.

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  20. So simple and yet so important! Everything looks so cozy and fun.

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  21. Such a nice post! Love it. And speaking of Love, I received my new print from your Etsy shop - The "Love" Van - I cannot wait to display it in a red frame - it is by far my favorite purchase from you yet..... 3 and counting. Thanks again Sasha!

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  22. If a post could be gorgeous, this is it! Continued blessings...

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  23. Beautifully put! Before I even started reading the post I was admiring your little girl's hair! My 4 year old is lucky if we brush her hair every other day ;-) Then 5 minutes after she has all these short whispy strands in her eyes. But you're right. I do need to take the time to sit with her and brush gently...not quickly as we rush out the door. She's already so grown up. Thanks for the reminder.

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