Wednesday, November 12, 2008

patience in bloom

when tyler was about 4 or 5 months old, i was walking into the daycare center, in a hurry like always, and found myself annoyed to be stuck behind another mom who was letting her toddler walk to their room. i remember thinking that she should just pick him up so they could get moving and that i would never have the patience for that.

the other day, tyler and i were leaving daycare and he wanted to walk. as we were slowly making our way down the driveway to our car, a woman ran by and smiled at us making our slow descent. it dawned on me at that moment that i was the woman with a slow toddler taking our time...somewhere between 5 months old and 20 months old i realized that life goes fast enough without me hurrying it along. the most important lesson i have learned as a mother is to live in the moment, the next phase comes soon enough.

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