Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Wordful Wednesday: Where does the Time go?

Tonight I was bathing the boys and they were splishing and splashing and making a MESS. I, not feeling good, was just trying to get them in and out and I started getting so frustrated at the mess they were causing. I usually don't bathe them together because of this, but again I didn't feel well and thought maybe I could cut my time.
When I went to get them out I wrapped a towel around Joshua and thought of this picture:


Lord, forgive me for being frustrated, and please let me remember I will miss this time.

I hope that all of you are enjoying your children in the moments they are in now. Each stage is enjoyable and one day they will be grown. Many blessings to all of you!

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36 comments:

Liz said...

It can be so trying when you are tired and not feeling well. I am guilty too often of the same. Like you said we have to remember that each stage is special. I try to remind myself too that I am blessed to have healthy children, healthy enough to have crazy fun and sometimes drive me up a wall!!

Brandy said...

I feel that way sometimes too just please go to sleep or give me 5 minutes of peace and quiet, then I feel guilty when I tuck them in thinking there wont be too many more nights that they will want me to tuck them in.

Mc Allen said...

awww, it's ok sista... your a wonderful mommy and that baby is pinchalicious!!!!! PRECIOUS post!!.... LA

Kristina P. said...

Oh, he's adorable! And I love those little bath blankets.

michelle said...

Too cute! I loved those little bath towels. They were always the perfect photo op. :)

Simply AnonyMom said...

Oh that face! How adorable!

Live.Love.Eat said...

I have caught myself in moments like that as well. The good thing is you realize it, say a little prayer, and then love on the little ones even more!!!

I can't imagine the children in this world who grow up in the midst of nothing but that, ya know?

ali said...

I will have to keep that in mind tonight--my boys love to splash too:) Precious photo!

mommaof4wife2r said...

thank you...what a great reminder! you know, my #1 is almost 14 now and hubs and i are talking bout how she will leave for college in 5 short years...now that's just sad. i am so thankful for my girls...and thanks for the reminder to not get all caught up in the 'stuff' and lose sight of how little time they are here with me...

rachael said...

i love it when something unexpected reminds me to take a moment and soak it all in...thank you for the reminder! i love that picture, so adorable!

Jaime said...

Thanks for the reminder. Such a precious picture.

Sarah said...

Aw, that's so true!

Tracy said...

I think I could have written this post - I NEED this reminder daily - what a blessing eh?
fun stuff.

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

Simply adorable photo!

Michelle said...

Such a sweet picture. I know what you mean about sometimes not taking time to enjoy the moment.

But hey, we are only human! You don't know how many time I wanted to cringe when my daughter spilled flour on the counter. Of course she is old enough to clean up her own mess......but still!!

angie said...

Oh my goodness. THis picture needs to be framed. I'm thankful for little reminders like these, too!

Lindsay said...

Ah, yes. Time does really fly when you have little ones. What a blessing it is to have cameras to be able to capture some memories for ouselves and to share!

Thanks for stopping by - and thanks for the heads up at TRUs!! I'm so on it! :-)

hippos toes said...

You are so right. We must enjoy the moment as it will be gone in the blink of an eye. Sweet pics :)

Mandy said...

Too cute! I love bath time pictures! Nothing like a freshly cleaned baby!! Thanks for stopping by!

sassy stephanie said...

Oh how true is this?

What a precious pic!

Eudea-Mamia said...

That picture is priceless. I think it must be the 2 1/2 thing for us both. Youngest just hit that mark, and I'm craving some of those sweet baby moments back.

But then I get to sleep through the night, and snap out of it real quick.

Go easy on yourself. I hope you're feeling better.

Em

Indigo Children said...

they do grow so fast. Thanks for the reminder to be patient.

Kellan said...

What a darling picture! Thanks for the reminder - we all need to remember to stop and be thankful for our precious children!!!

Have a good day - Kellan

Jay @halftime lessons said...

Too Cute!
Happy Wordful Wednesday!

Jay @ HalftimeLessons.com

Jonny's Mommy said...

Sometimes I feel the same way. I only have one, but there are days I am so frustrated. And then I look back and see a photo of him when he was little and I'm grateful he's there. It makes everything seem so much better.

Great post.

Kameron said...

I try to tell myself that every time my boy is acting crazy and I feel like duct taping him to the floor! We will miss the crazy, messy, not-going-according-to-plan moments! Thanks for the reminder. We all need it sometimes. :o)

Maggie said...

Great post!! Sometimes I forget to slow down and make the most of my time with my boys, too. What a great reminder post!!! =)

Rachel said...

lovely message and adorable picture. well done!

Lorina said...

I hate bath time.. I know it's sad to admit it but most of the time, I do it alone. I usually always get frustrated..I am trying to be better at it.

Love the picture though.

Hannah Noel said...

I love those fresh-out-of-the-tub baby pics!

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

It's so easy to let the little things get to us as moms. I'm so glad you had a reminder of how precious your boys are. Good for you for stopping and remembering.

Happy WW! And thanks for stopping by to visit today!

Octamom said...

Awwww--so sweet! And a great reminder as well!

Blessings!

K said...

It passes in a blink- this is the AMEN truth!! Your boys are adorable.
Thanks for coming over to peek!
Blessings!

Belinda said...

So well said! We need to treasure our little ones, and it's all too easy to give in to frustration.

CIRCLE OF LIFE said...

chills is correct I bought the cd last wek and have been listening to the songs at random but last night i was watchingthe cma awards and not a huge country fan , but like taylor, carrie, reba , martina , some faith , you get it, and my daughter was so in to it cause no other then taylor swift was performing and that miley was gonna be there, but i enjoyed enjoyed and cryed over that video and her performance. my hubby was in the 82 air born and is been out for some time and iam so happy that he is home . but that is something else that song. i believe it what people are going throu every day lately. so sad. god bless and thanks for reading my post god bless you michelle

LESLIE said...

Such a cute picture!!!! what a sweet baby!!! =)