While the crux of the article was something I had thought of before (take more time to enjoy the little moments with our kiddos), it did leave me thinking about something new. I spend so much time anticipating my childrens' firsts, but I neglect to realize that in accomplishing those firsts and entering a new stage of their lives, they are also having some lasts and forever leaving behind stages that I'm sure I will miss at some point in the future. We've already been through some, and looking back, I don't even know when the last was...I just know it no longer occurs.
Looking at my boys, there are countless daily actions that I oftentimes overlook.
*watching Levi crawl
*hearing Colton say "I love my mama" or "Levi a big mess" or "mama carry me" all in his sweet, broken words and stressed syllables
*holding Levi as he falls asleep on me
*kissing a crying Colton's boo-boo and instantaneously making it better
*listening to Levi's giggle as I blow raspberries on his belly (his favorite game!)
*watching Colton's face light up as he walks out of school, sees me waiting in car line, and comes running with a big "mama"
*entering Levi's room in the morning to see a big smile peering at me from over the crib
*getting a big bear hug and preceding to cuddle in bed with Colton for a few minutes when he wakes up