I saw this bumper sticker the other day. and i loved it.
what a good reminder. really? what is all the rush for? and i'm not talking strictly about driving. i'm talking about life in general. i have wasted so much time rushing here & there taking care of truly meaningless things & while i was so busy rushing i missed out on so many meaningful details. that is not how i want to live my life. because, really, what does it matter if the laundry sits for another day or we are late for an appointment, or bedtime is pushed back another half an hour. it doesn't matter at all. i want to relax & soak up every single piece of life given to me. especially, when it involves my boys. because they do grow so quickly. in our hurry to move out here i was so so busy. i didn't have time to take note of details. and in that time i missed out on so many special unrepeatable moments in my boys lives. i feel like mylo was born & suddenly turned 2 months old. and it breaks my heart. so now we take life slow. when we walk to the beach we walk. we stop and admire the hibiscus (mommy). we take note of the vehicles that pass by (tj). & we play games like mario kart (cooper). basically, we enjoy it. because the five minutes it takes us to get to our destinition are five minutes that we will never get back. so why not enjoy them to the fullest. and sometimes that five minute walk turns into a fifteen minute walk. and why not? we are in no rush. i am blessed to be a stay at home mommy & have the luxury of very few time commitments so i truly can live this lifestyle. todd hasn't quite caught onto the island mentality. but he is getting there. to think, one year ago we were living in new york city. talk about night & day.