To cherish something reminds me to stop, reflect, notice, embrace, linger, celebrate, let go, enjoy and sometimes refocus.
As each year passes by, I find myself wanting and needing to hold on to and remember. I feel the need to linger in the special moments and remember the faces, the voices, the love and the surroundings.
It is school holidays here and as I watch my kids play with each other I am amazed at how fast they are growing up. Patrick is about to change school as he goes into Year Five and Grace is starting Year Two...crazy! I know that I need to cherish these moments before they become a distant memory in time. Thank goodness for photos (the ones on the hard drive and the ones in my heart), my blog, videos, phone calls and the folders I keep with lots of drawing, letters and cards that they have made. I am so glad that I have made a point of documenting their lives in a variety of ways.
I am going to...
remember the moments.
Cherish the stories
and celebrate life!