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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Precious Little Moments



This has been a whirlwind of a week. So much has been going on in the world that one has to stop for a minute and appreciate what life is. 

Last weekend, I celebrated, prayed, and cried for The Leong Family. When Gavin Leong passed away last Sunday on his mother's birthday, I cried with the family. Their lost brought a lot of reflection within me. So much so, that I started looking at my family with a new set of eyes. 

My 2 year old, for example. learned a new word this week, "bubbles". It's considered a milestone but it's the moments in between that make it special. My husband and I decided to buy the little one a bottle of bubbles so he can blow them outside. The joy he had of catching the bubbles and learning how to blow them was priceless. That day, the little one was able to say "bubbles". 



My older son this week also celebrates a milestone. He got his drivers license. Again, even though it's a great joy for him, does anyone know how he got there? My older one spent almost an entire year to earn his license. He took courses, asked friends to assist him, endured constant yellings from me, and took the test not once but three times before he was licensed to drive. 


Although milestones are there to be made and remembered, concentrate on the "getting there". Those moments are what will be cherished the most. It's what makes the story of your life! 

As I look through the writings and pictures of Kate Leong's website, she  captures all those "moments" of Gavin's life. No matter how little it may seem, they are big moments to cherish and remember Gavin for a lifetime. 

Enjoy those little moments with your family and count your blessings, no matter how small they are!


29 comments :

  1. Great post! First and foremost, I want to thank you for introducing me to Kate's blog. It is truly a beautiful blog - the love in that family is so evident and shines so bright. As I sit here teary-eyed after reading about her loss, I did the same as you - started a moment of reflection on my son and my family. I just can't imagine what Kate is going through, but my thoughts and prayers are definitely with her and her family.

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    1. Hi Natasha,

      Thank you for your post. It's been over a weeks since I learned about Kate and her family. Although my family is healthy, I am constantly giving more hugs and saying "I love you's" more often. We never know when how long we're here so it's always good to know that you at least said that everyday!

      Jessica

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  2. Thank you for this post... Sometimes a reminder is necessary to slow down, and enjoy what you have... I get so caught up in life, that sometimes, I forget what a wonderous thing I have.. 2 children. And childhood IS only temporary... Thank you even more, for introducing me to Kate and her family. I read the last few posts, and as heartwrenching as it would be, her posts REALLY made me appreciative of what I have and reminded me of WHAT I HAVE.

    I'm now following you (and her!) from Show Off.

    Marianne @ Sandling All Day

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    1. Hi Mariane,

      Thank you so much for your post. It's those blessings that we have everyday that make me appreciative too.

      Jessica

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  3. Oh this is so very sweet! I also followed Gavin's story and cried with everyone else... life is precious. I know that all too well!

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    1. Hi Kat,

      Thank you for your post. Although I've been following a short time, their story was really touching. It just makes you want to see things in a whole new light and appreciate the little stuff.

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  4. Beautful post thank you for sharing

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  5. We do often forget to look at our families and realize how blessed we are. I know that I am really guilty of that and then I love at my child and think, I am so lucky to have this little person climbing on me, talking about everything none stop, or crawling in bed in the middle of the night and pushing me out. Life without that would seem so empty. Great post.

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    1. Hello Cynthia,

      Thank you for your post. You're right, we can take advantage of those things but at the same time when we know it's gone, it's empty. Thank you for your thoughts :)

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  6. I totally agree with you. I cherish every moment with my loved ones. I know several people around me that would do anything to not have to take care of their children. I know sometimes it is hard and you need a break, but every moment is important to me because time is fleeting.

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    1. Hi Mel,

      Time is soo precious. I think this is why I admire Kate soo much. She made every moment count. Thank you so much for your comment.

      Jessica

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  7. Aw, congrats to both of them (I bet your driving son is loving life this week!). :)

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  8. Driver's license -- wow! That's a big step. :)

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    1. Yep... a driver's license. Still kind scary but I'm proud of him nonetheless. Thank you for your comments :)

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    1. Thank you, Maria. After reading about Kate, time just seems so much more precious!

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  10. Lots of milestones. Sounds like you're going to be up nights now for a different reason-not for babies but for minding curfews :)

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    1. LOL! Thank goodness the older one is a good kid! He usually calls or texts me to say if he is late. Thank you for your comment!

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  11. Life is a series of moments, becoming memories if we let them. Bella post and BB wholeheartedly agrees with you. BB2U

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    1. Hey BB,

      Thank you for your kind comments! Life is soo precious and just being in the moment is what matters :).

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  12. Excellent post! I often stop myself when I get bogged down in either world news or silly financial business and take a look at my kids. I've been really striving to live more in the moment and to slow down and enjoy those moments. Thanks for the reminder :)

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    1. Hi Melissa,

      Thank you for stopping by! After reading about Kate and Gavin, I've been paying attention a lot more now.

      Jessica

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  13. Such a beautiful post. Perfect read for a Monday morning of a busy week. Thanks for the reminder to slow down and appreciate all that we have.

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    1. Hi Ami,

      Thanks a bunch for stopping by! It's always a good thing to stop and appreciate what you have around you :)

      Jessica

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  14. Such great perspective to enjoy the moments we are blessed to have. And how fun that you have the driver's license milestone along with the "bubbles" one!

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    1. Hi there,

      After reading about Kate, it's always nice to know all the blessings we have around us. Thank you so much for stopping by!

      Jessica

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  15. So happy you were able to celebrate special times with your kids this week. Hurting with Kate but knowing she was blessed by the time she had with Gavin.

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