Friday, December 2, 2011

take good care of this moment...

Lynn over at Blue Skies is having a wonderful new linky party.
The kind that makes you reflect
on a moment in your day.
I just loved this idea, the thought of keeping a moment
in a safe place, taking good care of it.

My moment happened as I was making the advent calendar with Hannah and Max.
The Christmas Carols were playing and we each had our assigned job.
As we were finishing the calendar, I stopped to look at each of them, all caught up
in the task at hand, and thanked God again for allowing me to be their mom.
I am blessed.

my family knows that they hold the key to my heart.

It is strange some days, having only the two of them home now.
If I could, I would go back in time and relive the moments
with all 5 kids home and make sure that I was taking good care of each
and every second that we were all together.
Good or bad, each moment that we have had has given us a bond
of love that I hold dear.

Sometimes as Hannah, Max and I do a project together,
I have flashbacks of doing projects with Danielle, John and Cam.
Hannah and Max weren't old enough to make cookies with us then,
or create a new Christmas ornament, so this is their time.
The circle of life so to speak... my life anyway!

Soon we will all be together for Christmas,
and we can wear our paper party hats and celebrate
our family and all that it means to us.

O.k.... truth be told getting everyone to agree to wear a paper party hat
will not happen, so I will just imagine them wearing them.
Kinda like imagining the audience in their underwear as you give a speech!

I hope you will go and visit Lynn and read her last few posts about
taking good care of this moment.
They are so inspirational.

Thanks Lynn for the party and the reminder to stop and take it all in!

a little blue skies

just  click on the button to take you to the party!

fa la la,
Theresa xoxo


  1. I'll gladly wear a party hat to your celebration of love.

  2. Theresa, I am so with you on stopping and watching the kids and being so full of thanks and love for their lives. Yours is a house I would have given anything to grow up in. Your kids are blessed to have you as their mom.
    Thanks so much for participating.

  3. We are both so blessed and I do not forget for one moment or forget to give thanks each day for my precious two. You and me girlie, counting down the days till they're all home <3

  4. What a wonderful perspective of taking care of a moment and holding it tight. Thanks so much for sharing this - and the link. (Hmmmm....loving that paper party hat....) ;o) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  5. Theresa I love this. Such a beautifully written post. Thank you for reminding me how fun it was this time of year (actually anytime of year) to have them all under one roof. Sometimes I go back in time in my mind when all six were home and think--wow, how did I do it? My girls ask me that all the time and I just tell them "one day at a time" and laugh when they tell me they could never do six.
    I love your advent calendar!!!
    hugs from here...

  6. Ahhhh it makes me want to savor erevry second while mine are still young. I too often thank God for choosing me to be their mom. :) We are some pretty blessed ladies aren't we :)

  7. I am loving this party...I think this time of the year it is especially important to grab those moments...yours is very special. I am an empty nester now but have my first grandchild and this will be his first Christmas. I am grabbing each and every moment with him. hugs, Linda from Viewing My World

  8. Don't forget to send me your snail mail info for the giveaway goodies! =)


  9. At this time of year memories are so important and precious, and how wonderful to find the perfect way to make new treasured family moments! Great post Theresa, it has brought back some really lovely memories for me.
    Tina xo

  10. I have had those moments when you wish you could freeze a moment in time, kind of like a Norman Rockwell moment! You tell them I said they all have to wear party hats, i want pictures LOL. thank you for the sweeeeetest comment! And Thank you for entering my giveaway, good luck!


  11. Lovely post, and beautiful advent calendar!

  12. I've been seeing so many spectacular advent calendars, including yours, and i've never made one before. can i create {and enjoy} my own advent calendar if i don't have children? and am in a long distance relationship? and will be the only one enjoying the goodies?

  13. *sniff*
    this is a GORGEOUS post!!! As are you. Those two did a great job with their Mom on the advent calendar!!!

    You could ALWAYS point out that you need everyone to wear the paper hats so that you have blog fodder. LOLOLOL
    Plus, I wanna see!!!

    ;-D xoxo

  14. Imagination can go a long way. Maybe wearing the hats can be one of your Christmas presents:)


    ps....many happy moments to you!

  15. Wonderful moments...sounds like you know how to make the most of your time this season. Many blessings to you and yours as you craft and celebrate...only 19 days until all 5 of your little flock is back together! (and wearing their imaginary hats :)

  16. I love this advent calendar--it is sooo creative and gorgeous!!!

  17. Love your design of the advent calender! It will be a wonderful occassion.
    Have Fun!

  18. Such a beautiful moment to share with your kids...I am sure you gave all 5 of them these special moments. Your advent calendar is absolutely fabulous and being that your babies helped you make it is even more fabulous! Merry Christmas!

  19. Pretty Theresa!
    I hope you are having a blessed week...I am headed to wrap presents and need to do more shopping this afternoon. Oh my!

    Kay Ellen


Thank you so much for visiting me here at The Old White House, your comments make my day! ~ Theresa xoxo