Thursday, October 28, 2010

My Teacher

Who would have thought that you can learn so much from some one so small - who can't even talk! Oh, but, you can.

Everyday, Sawyer teaches me something new. Or sometimes just reminds me to slow down and remember what is really important.

He reminds me how basic our "needs" really are; to find joy in simple things; And love unconditionally.

It's so easy to get caught up with everyday life and miss sweet, little moments. I'm constantly reminding myself to enjoy it all (the good, the bad and the ugly - and I don't put much "ugly" on this blog, but trust me, it's there). Because time passes so quickly. Already, I catch glimpses of him now and think, wow...when did he get so big? How have 8 months already gone by? And how did I ever live without him?

I often stop myself in a moment and pray that God will always let me remember...how he smells, how soft his skin feels, how his little head fits perfectly in the crook of my neck and how my heart melts into a puddle when he smiles and lifts his arms for me to pick him up.
This season of my life is so sweet!

I recently read this quote:
"While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about"
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I couldn't have said it better myself!

5 comments:

BeLLa said...

what an awesome post. we all need to slow down and breathe in more moments. one of the most precious blessings in 'this world' is the bond between a mother and child.

our children never stop teaching us. xoxo

Amanda said...

Tear...so sweet! :)

Kathy Jo said...

Tiff, I soo enjoy reading your blog for several reasons...one being to look at pictures of that sweet angel we call Sawyer (my Lil Man), two being to be a part of your life so far away and keep up with what's going on, but THREE to read your elequently written words! You have such a way of writing that I can often feel your heart in each word! Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and emotions with us all!!

I love you and can't wait to see you!
Kathy

H2's Mommy said...

Beautifully said! Thanks for the reminder!

Amy said...

So true. Thanks for the wonderful words!