Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Oh the French...

My Grandma listening to Bella "read" her a story on Mother's Day

I went to a great cooking class tonight-- Celebration of the French Empire. The girl teaching the class is from France and here while her husband is doing his post- doc work at Purdue. We were having a great conversation about how in general our culture in America is to rush and not celebrate food and conversation as much. I was thinking again about how thankful I am that Kevin and I both come from families where our moms made great food and it was fun to eat dinner together and talk with our families (well most of the time:)) I know that was what they saw modeled to them from their moms.
It is so easy for me to rush through everything. Always thinking about the next chore that I need to do. Even though I really enjoy most aspects of my day (none of our kids wear diapers), I sometimes don't take time to really enjoy any of the things that I am doing. That seems like a pathetic way to live. I'm not exactly sure how to solve this? Schedule fewer things? Lower expectations? Write "Enjoy yourself" on my "to-do" list? I don't know but I pray that I can be willing to make the necessary choices to pass on to our children a high value on time spent with people we love!
Happy Mothers to our Moms and all those great moms out there that are such an encouragement to me!
laura

4 comments:

Brad and Fran Hoagland said...

Yep, it is definitely important to slow down and enjoy the little things in life. I just try to remind myself that if its not something that is urgent, and Bradley wants me to play with him, I'll try to put it down and play, most of the time. Our kids grow up too quickly to not take the time for them. We'll have plenty of time for other things when they are grown and moved out.

Anonymous said...

that is such a great picture of grandma and bella! thanks for everything this weekend, and supper was excelent! :)

Jodi said...

I TOTALLY agree with you... It is hard to make the time, but I think it is VERY important. I'm trying. I LOVE the bed, by the way. Looks great.

Linda said...

I love reading your blog Laura! You're a good writer! Love, Mom