Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sunday Snapshot(s)

Nathaniel's art show entries- a snake and a rhyming poster.

At his school.

May 2011.

 It's a bittersweet feeling I get when I think that he will be in fourth grade next year.  I remember so clearly when he was a tiny little infant with giant 'alien eyes', and I would  effortlessly cradle him in my left arm while I cleaned the house with my right.  Rich and I called him our "little football", because he was exactly that size.  Those days as a new mother were some of the happiest I have ever known.

I think back on my life, how some events feel so close and others like a different lifetime, and I can't help but think how Jacob, and Nephi, and Lehi (from the Book of Mormon)  say when looking back on their lives, "...the time passed away with us, and also our lives passed away like as it were unto us a dream..." (Jacob 7:26)

We are here for one moment at a time, we blink, and then it's gone.  I have got to keep making an effort to stay present, and take advantage of 'now'.  It's all I ever have.

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Our Family said...

Thanks for leaving mr linky up longer than just sunday! We have a "no screen time" rule on sundays so I am glad that I still get to participate! It was fun seeing you on Friday!!

Crystal Escobar said...

So cute! I love that scripture you shared. What a great thought, thanks for sharing. Can't wait to get together.

Jen said...

I have been thinking of this same concept lately myself. Well said. Nathaniel is a good looking kiddo!