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Cherish the Days

Enjoy the Little Moments

But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years and a thousand years as one day. II PETER 3:8

I was watching a video of the girls the other day. The video was just a few years old but it showed the girls playing in the house together during the pandemic. The video showed them laughing and giggling together. They were all so much smaller and their little laughs were so tiny. I’m so glad I took that video, as I might not have remembered how tiny they each were or how much they loved to make noise and just hang together at that time. Recording that special little moment helped me to remember it years later in a moment where they all struggle to get along. It helped them to remember too.

It isn’t always the big moments, the lavish vacations, the amazingly planned party that can stick with you and them forever—often it is just the small, “ordinary” moments. Cuddling together on the couch to watch a good movie or taking a trip to the beach... deciding on a whim to get ice cream after dinner or going around the table to share your favorite thing from that day. There are so many small moments each day that, while ordinary, should be cherished. A laugh at the breakfast table, a smile before saying goodbye, a bedtime story, or a kiss good night... a trip to the store together or just going on a walk and talking about all the things. Whether your kids are younger or older, there are so many little moments that can be created and shared.

Think back to when you were a kid. What are some of your favorite memories? What did you do? Were you making smores in the backyard or dancing in the living room with your first cousins? We can create fun and lasting memories, even in ordinary times, for them and us too. This week, try to stop in the little moments of the day—maybe close your eyes and listen to your kids playing games, or take a moment at the dinner table tonight and soak it all in. The days are long, but the years are short. If your kids are no longer home, you can still take out those photos and videos you took—and take a trip back down memory lane. All of the prom pictures, graduation photos, or random moments captured are the makings of core memories…cherish every moment.



One of my favorite memories…Laila’s first trip to the pumpkin patch!

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