I love parenting books. I know not all moms do, but I just feel like I need all the help I can get. They are interesting to me. Some I disagree with, some I never finish, and some I wish were permanently embedded in my brain, and I could recall their wisdom at a moment's notice. Just got this one in the mail:
I'm on page 6, but I can tell it's a good one. And it's already addressing what I could have done better when Jansen came home in tears the other day because he didn't gather as many "fire beans." It recommends making him eat them. (just kidding.)
Sometimes I feel like time is slipping through my fingers...the time I have to show my children how much I love them, the time I need to build a relationship that will last (and thrive) through their teens, to prepare them for when they are on their own in the world. When they have children of their own what will they remember about my mothering? What will I have done right? What will they decide to do differently?
I'm liking this quote:
"If we take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves."
-Maria Edgeworth, Irish author
Isn't that awesome? The truth in it just rings in my ears. Applies to my relationship with Nate as well. Actually, it has endless applications. My physical health, spiritual growth, all family relationships...I'm going to remember this one.