Wednesday, March 24, 2010

They won't pass this way again.

I have to keep telling this to myself. I have been extremely frustrated with all the boys lately and I feel really guilty about it. I've had some drama that has really weighed heavy on my heart and I tend to loose my temper easily with my family instead of with those who are really the issue.
I remember reading Kat's post where she had mentioned some parenting advise that one of her reader had relayed to her. Sara , said that the best advice came from her father regarding her daughter when he would say, "Remember, she won't pass this way again."

It struck a cord with her and it did with me as well. I look at this photo and it make me tear up. They will never pass this way again, and I need to remind myself of that EVERYDAY.


I realized my shortcoming and I am working to let the drama go, it's totally not worth the effort, but my boys are. I am truly fortunate that my wonderful husband realizes all this and puts up with me (that's why I married him).


  1. I think so many of us feel the same way. I have no advise, but I am going to try yours.

  2. Good thing to can be so tough some days! Yesterday was a LONG day and I'd really had it by dinner time...but, then, we had a fun evening of "ready, set, HIKE" - a little "run up and tackle mommy" game we do...hang in there - we WILL survive!

  3. Hi there Cara,
    I'm glad my dad's advice has touched you, too. What a nice blog!

  4. You are not alone. I can totally relate. Unfortunately, I had some not so pleasant moments (that I want to forget) about an hour ago with my boys. I am so glad to have read your post. I think I am going to go up to their rooms and give them big hugs right now. Thanks for your honesty. These are the sweetest, most precious days of our lives. We are so blessed to be moms. I need to remind myself of that all that time. I need to lay down my life for is so worth it!

  5. Okay Cara, that a wonderful reminder! It's so easy to get caught up in all the little frustrations of life with a little one(s)...and lose site of just how awesome it is and how fast it goes! the days are long but the years are short.