Friday, November 03, 2006

Friday's Quote to Ponder


"We do not remember days, we remember moments." ~Cesare Pavese

I'm feeling so tired and defeated today. The enemy is having a heyday in my life and those around me. By the grace of God, I will pick up myself and move on--and remember the good moments. How I crave them. How I love spending time with my husband--quality, wonderful, uninterrupted couple time. I love to laugh with him, to snuggle, to walk, to do fun things--just the two of us. It's just so hard to come by at this stage in our marriage. So hard to end a long day with quality time when I'm so worn out and spent. Making the transition from frazzled mom to loving wife is so challenging. But I will remember each moment, each happy time. A year from now, I won't remember the date of our couple retreat, but I'll remember the fun, the fellowship, the walk by the lake, the cozy cabin room. That's how life is, isn't it? You probably don't remember which Christmas was the first white one, which day your child first said "I wuv you", but you remember the moments. Enjoy them while they last.

3 comments:

Cheryl said...

That is such a sweet picture! I love yall and miss you!

Jules said...

Hi Misty and thanks for visiting my blog with your encouraging words. I like what you wrote and I find that days melt together with their business and hurriedness. Taking quiet reflection is important when you can grab it.
Thanks again.

Maggie said...

That is a husband who looks like he's adoring his wife.

You are SET.

Part of the early phase of motherhood has this label on it:
SURVIVE AND WIN!

As a couple...this is a "if it doesn't kill ya, it will make you stronger stage". Learning to serve, "make it" together, and provide some level of "reliefs" for one another to help each other cope...this is "loving".

I, and most honest Moms I know did not make the "transition" until kids were out of toddlerhood. I still struggle, but I do not feel AS wiped out as early in the evening as I used to every night.

Hang in there...that's what it's all about, hanging in there together.

Make each other smile as often as you can muster it. Say thank you. Write an email to hubbie when you ARE more refreshed during the day. Do what you can, when you can.

I love the new direction of your blog. You work so beautifully within it's structure. I can't wait until the next day.

Have a great weekend! I know God's blessed me in my efforts to "rejuvenate" lately. Part of the war is just knowing when to stop and refill, I think!

See ya!