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* talk about pulling on Mom's heartstrings*
She loves little ones..she thinks they are just the right mix of innocence and curiosity ... truly passionate, thrilled to be here and not afraid to say what they really think. "Out of the mouths of babes!", I've heard her exclaim..and rightfully so.
Her babes are almost all grown. She says it happened one day when she blinked. I'm not sure about that, but she seems to believe time with them slipped away alarmingly fast. She compares it to being stuck out on a piece of ice in a glacier lake....and slowly as time goes by, the ice starts to crack.. just alittle at first...then the cracks widen over time and suddenly... all at once it seems, the piece you are standing on just breaks off and slowly just floats away. What a helpless feeling it is... It makes you sad, but at the same time it is life changing because once again it's all about you having to focus on getting yourself back to shore. Once you get back, you realize you were never really all that far away or alone anyway. The shoreline just looks different and you suddenly see things that weren't there before.
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It's the little moments that make life big! Enjoying a morning walk. Sitting along the banks of the river. Feeling the warmth of a fire. Listening. Paying attention . Enjoying. Taking it all in...just one experience at a time.
More of those kinds of moments. The ones that just happen along the way. The ones that open us up to being truly thankful. The ones that change who we are and make us better. The moments that show us how to love...
We all just want more time for that.