Thursday, September 25, 2008

it gives me chills

I love reading nie nie dialogues. they started re-posting stephanie's previous posts. this one gave me chills. I love her number 3 blessing, "The children enjoying a little good old fashion over-the-fence friendship with Kate."

is this not the sweetest ever picture?

and then this quote she had previously listed.

"Author Anna Quindlen reminds us not to rush past the fleeting moments.{or if I could enter here-the basket-head mother syndrome} She said: “The biggest mistake I made [as a parent] is the one that most of us make. . . . I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of [my three children] sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages six, four, and one. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in such a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less”(Loud and Clear [2004], 10–11).

I don't know stephanie, but she is just an amazing person.

read her blog and you will see. I pray for her and her family.