Mom Memories: Being Present in the Random Moments of Joy

When I reflect on the thirteen years I’ve been a mom (and, no, I cannot believe that tiny baby is really a teenager now!) my favorite moments are often random glimpses of everyday life. Like everyone else I get caught up in the constant doing of life…getting kids from here to there, washing dishes and clothes, wiping bottoms and counters, and the endless picking up of books, toys, clothes, shoes, and the other various and a sundry items that are part of the life of a child…and can forgot about just being. When I take time to be in the moment with my family I am always rewarded with precious moments of joy, wonder, and love like these: