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Dec
18

Tomorrow is Not Promised

In light of what happened in Newtown I have been taking time to cherish the moments with my children. The fun, silly, dorky, obnoxious {and sometimes frustrating} moments. The good and the bad.

Because these moments…the ones that we are experiencing today can not be taken from us.

But tomorrow? Tomorrow is not promised.

I didn’t want to  post about the shooting and I didn’t want to NOT post about the shooting. It’s one of those things that is on my heart, but that I’ve wanted to pretend didn’t happen.

Like every parent in the country, dropping my kids off at school/daycare has been much harder these last few days.  I just can not imagine why anyone would want to be so evil to take the innocent lives of CHILDREN!

I know that there are so many moments where I get annoyed or tired of listening to my son ask me a gazillion questions. Or of my youngest wanting to be held 99.9% of the time. Or of my middle child flushing entire rolls of toilet paper down the toilet and having to call the plumber.

Or heck, of my kids taking all of my scarves out of my closet to have a fashion show.

When I think about what life would be like without those things. Without the annoying yet adorable pitter patter of feet running through my house. I just can’t imagine it. I can not imagine my life without the wonderful blessings I call my children.

My heart is so heavy for the people of Newtown. For the parents of the children that lost their lives. For the families.

Take this as a reminder to cherish the moments you have with your children. Even the annoying moments.

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8 Comments

  1. Jess says:

    Chad and I talked about this exact statement so many times this past weekend…tomorrow is NEVER promised. And, it takes tragedies like this to remind us. Thank you for reminding me again. xo
    Jess´s last blog post ..The Big 3-0…

  2. annie says:

    It’s ironic how after something so tragic, those annoyances, aren’t that annoying, but rather precious memories. May we always live with the heart that lets them be precious and not annoying. Beautiful post. Love the scarves! ;)

  3. Erin K says:

    Thank you for the reminder. I had to stop last night, take a deep breath, and think about this, when my two year old screamed “NO!” at the top of his lungs and rolled his eyes at me for asking him to not pour his milk on the dog.

    And the boys are SO adorable in your scarves.

  4. Tammy says:

    You have the cutest boys !!! I’ve followed your blog for awhile now and some of the photos you post crack me up !!! I have 3 boys too and it’s fun seeing other peoples kids go through similar things !!! Our kids are so precious and I can’t help but have a heavy heart for all the suffering and pain the families in Newtown are going through !!!
    Tammy´s last blog post ..A Season of Giving

  5. Jodi says:

    I feel the same way. I had a HORRIBLE morning with my 5 year old today. But, Im grateful that I have him to drive me crazy. I felt so guilty getting mad at him for not wanting to eat his breakfast w/o ketchup (not my fault by the way, the older kids didnt tell me they used the last of it). And he almost went to school hungry. Oye, such small small things in the grand scheme!! It was one of those “pick your battles” situations and it definitely wasnt worth fighting or hurt feelings.

  6. This is such a beautiful post, Mandy! SO beautiful.

    Love the pictures…Those boys never fail to crack me up. :-)
    Kenz @ Life According to Kenz´s last blog post ..Take This World & Give Me Jesus

  7. Melissa K says:

    This whole thing makes me so sad. Seeing the pictures of those sweet babies who were killed is so upsetting and I can’t even imagine how those parents are feeling. When Landon does something that annoys me, I just remind myself that I am lucky that he’s here and able to do those things. Not every parent is so lucky.

    This whole thing hit way too close to home for me. I grew up about 35 minutes away from Newtown and live about an hour away now. Never in a million years did I think something like this would ever happen in a place like that. It’s a quiet, safe town with good people. I was a teacher, and we always practiced lockdown and evacuation drills, but no one ever thinks they will actually have to do one. A friend of mine from college is actually a teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School. She and her class are OK, but I cannot even imagine what she’s going through.
    Melissa K´s last blog post ..Pray for Newtown

  8. Susan says:

    My sentiments exactly …

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