Take some time over the Summer Holidays to create some wonderful memories for you and your kids. It doesn’t have to be something big and expensive: Bake a cake together, have a picnic, write “Why I think you’re fantastic” letters to each other and take lots of photos. They grow up so fast. In a few short years you will find these pictures & letters and they will be worth more than gold.
During our move up to Scotland in 2006 we found a box of videos we’d forgotten about and sat for over an hour with tears streaming down our faces watching a little girl of nearly two, chatting away to the camera as she climbed up on the furniture to reach the window sill, where she just sat and gazed at the moon as if it was the most magical thing she had ever seen.
The tears were mostly because both of us had forgotten that memory. How many other precious times have slipped quietly out of our lives, gone forever? I now set aside the time to create the memories. I love scrapbooks and I’m always collecting things that will make special mementoes.
Everyone told me that the time with our daughter would fly by in the wink of an eye and I thanked them kindly and smiled. Now I know they spoke the truth and I don’t want to miss out on a single precious moment.
Next weekend our little girl turns 15 and if I could pass on some wisdom to new parents it would be this:
“Enjoy the tiny moments; never wish it away; be there as much as you possibly can; buckle up for the ride and keep your eyes wide open so that you don’t miss a single thing”
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