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!