Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Let Me Hold you Longer

Ok, I finally received my copy of the book "Let Me Hold you Longer" by Karen Kingsbury today! I was so excited that I just had to read it to the kiddies.....I LOVE This book. I put the link on my fav links, so go click on it and watch the video her talking about the inspiration on this book, then she'll read the book with the pictures. Trust will need some kleenex!!!! We spend so much time recording our children's firsts....but do we ever think about their lasts? The last time they come and run into your arms....the last time they say a funny word that makes you smile, the last time you get to walk them to school......Let's enjoy every moment with our children!! Sometimes we get to hurried in this crazy life to notice what is going on right below our noses!!! This sounds silly, but Jack used to say up...for yes ....we loved it and just thought it would go on and on.....about a month ago, he all of a sudden quit saying that for he says uh huh.....I miss that little word that used to come out of his mouth!!!!

Trust me I'm no expert on parenting, but this I can't stress enough to you.....Enjoy EVERY stage or your children's ages! I still have no idea where the time went...It seems like my Tyler and Michael and Valerie were just little they are grown up!!!! Enjoy the Journey, don't sweat the small stuff and just enjoy every second with your kids!!!!


  1. Thank you for the simple reminder!! I try to make sure that I treasure everyday that I have with my kids, and love the stages that their in. I find that I love each stage even more than the one before. After 5 kids, I think you're as close to an expert as you're going to get!!

  2. You are so sweet Shelly....but I'm in no way an expert! I love watching you with your kids! You are so cute with them, and you can tell your family loves each other! It is fun to watch other people and learn from them!!! Thanks for being such an awesome friend!!