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Thankful for For Where I’m At

Posted By Jessica Fisher On January 20, 2009 @ 4:10 pm In Parenting and Family | 5 Comments

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OK, I’ll try not to rub it in too much. But we spent yesterday at the seaside! We’ve been having unseasonably warm weather here in San Diego so the temps were in the 70s; the skies were a clear blue; and I was “overdressed” in jeans and a tshirt.

Oh my! Toto, I don’t think we’re in Kansas, anymore.

When we bought our first home about ten years ago, I was convinced that we would never move. Well, I was wrong. Five years later, we moved to Kansas City [4]. And when we packed up the truck that time I thought we would never move. Well, I was wrong.

One thing I know now that I’ve moved almost as many times as I’ve given birth, nothing is forever. Who knows? We may be freezing our tootsies off in Siberia next winter. (Just kidding, Mom!)

But, regardless of where we live, I want to be thankful for wherever I’m at and to enjoy what’s unique about that place. When we lived on California’s Central Coast we appreciated the great restaurants and fantastic local produce. When we lived in Kansas City, we savored the BBQ sandwiches and loved a day spent at Union Station. Now that we’re in Southern California, we’re trying to soak up all the good that there is to soak up, sunshine included.

And so it is with motherhood. The days will drift away and you won’t know what happened. Suck every minute dry!

Baby is just a baby for a short time. So relish in those late night cuddles. They won’t last forever.

Toddlers are voracious book listeners [5]. Sit down with a stack and make the most of the moment. Once they learn to read, they leave you in the dust. Trust me.

What’s unique about this season in your mothering? And how can you enjoy it?


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