Friday, July 26, 2013

Eleven Months

Janey was 11 months on Tuesday!  I am, more than ever this month, repeating this quote in my head:

 If you are depressed you are living in the past. 
If you are anxious you are living in the future. 
If you are at peace you are living in the present. 
I was sorting her clothes last night (she was undoing what I was doing as quick as it can be done, sitting next to me) and I had to choke back tears at how fast she is growing out of the tiny socks and pajamas.  And then I think, "But next year, she'll be toddling all over, talking, almost ready to be potty-trained..." and I caught myself.  Because here she is next to me, the most adorable nine month old ever, and I am wasting my time, thinking about TIME, fearing my "lasts", worrying about how fast it's all going-instead of enjoying the moment.  And all those moments add up to time, and there you go.  It works...shutting my brain up and enjoying the moment, I just have to remind myself to do it often.

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  1. ELEVEN MONTHS? When did that happen? I remember her just been born. Geez. <3

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  2. that photo of her is just too cute. seriously. stop it.

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  3. Love that quote with all my heart!

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  4. (And that baby is pretty great too! ;)

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  5. Great post. I really slowed down this summer to enjoy what little bit of time I get to spend with my girls. I need to post this somewhere!!

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  6. She's absolutely precious Sarah!

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  7. She is such a beautiful baby! I had 2 cautious walkers as well and I was just fine with that!

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  8. I so feel you!!! My little Grace will be 1 on August 20th. I still remember ready your post last summer about waddling around Cedar Point the same week I did. Hard to believe it has almost been a year since we were so miserable :) So hard but also so fun to see them growing up.

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  9. Beautiful post(s). I just read the summer ones in one sitting! What a peaceful and contented summer you seem to be having (in the midst of the busy time of kids home in the summer). Thanks for sharing the quote. What a wonderful reminder!

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