Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Enjoy the Moment!

Life is amazing as a mom!! I LOVE IT! I tear up thinking about how blessed we are with our beautiful babies! Nothing melts your heart like the feel of your baby patting you while you rock them...or the smiles they give so freely...or that smell that only a baby has...or the feel of your little one cuddled in your arms...or just getting to watch them sleep!! Enjoy the moment! If I could ever give anyone advice on life it is to simply enjoy the moment! Life changes fast, and I'm sure we miss many things because we are too busy or stressed to notice or enjoy those things! Benjy and I will celebrate four years of marriage soon. Have we enjoyed those special little moments together or simply let them pass? I know that it is human nature to focus on things that are stressful or not quite like you like them...but look at what you are missing! I think having babies will change how you look at life. As someone who struggled with infertility and prayed without ceasing to be blessed with a child, I will enjoy the moment! I think those of us that have been given the opportunity to be parents owe this to those who are currently facing that same struggle, those who have given up on the battle, or those who have lost a child! Benjy and I have been living with so little sleep that it's amazing that we still know our names...but WOW...look at what we have....we have four healthy babies that love us without end...that have faces that light up just by us walking into the room.....we ENJOY THE MOMENT! I encourage you all to go home tonight and focus on how we have all been blessed....God has given us more than we could ever deserve...and we need to take it in and live life with gratitude! I'm tired of turning on the news and hearing about how bad our world is today...how we are in a recession, ect.....those things do not matter...what matters is the love that surrounds you! I know many of you that read this blog are either parents of multiples or soon to be parents of multiples.....you are in for the biggest gift ever! There are lots of new things to keep you busy...like all the laundry, dirty bottles, mixing formula, changing diapers, ect....but I can't describe how wonderful it is to be us! We have such an amazing group of people around us...our families, our church family, and our friends...they help us with EVERYTHING! They allow us to enjoy the moment more often. THANK YOU!!
I appreciate all of you who pray for us and love our babies as much as we do....Please ENJOY THE MOMENT!
Jo Ann


Anonymous said...

Good lesson to learn. My children are now 21 and 18 and it seems just like yesterday that they were little ones, running thru the house, screaming, laughing, leaving dirty handprints and footprints. Those are some of the sweetest memories, and it does fly by. Dont feed into the bad news, turn it off, and take in whats important, the true unconditional love that only a parent can truly know.

R. Harris,
Jax, Fl.

Andria said...

Awww. Amen! And I enjoy those smells too - gotta take the time!

Anonymous said...

Benjy and JoAnn, The babies are beautiful! I know you are enjoying them every minute, and yes, they do grow up very fast. We hope to see you soon.
Love you,
Martha & Olin

Anonymous said...

You are so very right. If we don't enjoy the moment it will be gone and then we wont have found the treasures for that moment.
I have been soo blessed from reading your blog. The neat thing is I know you and have been rejoicing with you all along the way. God is soo good and His love and blessings are always amazing.
I love you and your precious family. I pray for you daily and it sounds like God is really in their with your.
love and hugs,