How You Live

I wiped the tears at the end of my watching to find my children dancing to the music. So of course, I "turned it up loud" again and joined the dance.

It had been nagging at me...it was a gorgeous day - perfect for sledding - and even at the end of February we had yet to go. But I had a lot to do and really didn't feel like it. After watching this video and looking outside again, I postponed my Saturday cleaning, put on a hundred snowsuits and mittens and boots and scarves and we had one of the most wonderful sledding days I ever remember. We came home, shed our snowage, drank hot chocolate, and had naps.

I tucked away some very precious and happy memories - And my house still got cleaned.

Comments

Carrie said…
I love that song! Thanks for sharing the video--I hadn't seen it!
Kristy said…
Thanks for this reminder. It just happens to be snowing like crazy here in Cincy and a certain little girl is dying to go out and a certain mommy doesn't feel like it, but.....we are heading out to build a snowman! :o)
Myranda said…
We are getting TONS of snow...I'm not a huge "freeze-your-toes-and-your-nose-and-then-have-tons-of-wet-clothes" fan, but Nathan is and so we enjoy our time outside, too.

Your kids will be forever grateful that you put off cleaning and made memories!
Bobbie said…
We went to go sledding this year and then when we got to where we were going there wasn't enough snow on the growned yet. We haven't went back yet. Looks like we might miss it this year. But thank you for the reminder that we need to stop our plans sometimes and live for the moment with our children. They grow way too fast. I already miss the baby stages. Not that I would want to do that again. But I do miss them being littler. But I cherish where they are now also. Each one is so special and uniquely them. Thank you!
Ronda said…
Wow...What a beautiful, thought- provoking song! Thanks for sharing! I'm going to go hug my kids(and sweetheart) and have a great weekend...snow or no snow!(smile)Hope you all have a fun weekend! Keep on inspiring us!!!!
Toots said…
I'm going outside to join my 12 year old in the snow. Thanks, Sarah.
Janiece said…
Great song!!! Life is WAY TOO SHORT to forget about being with the ones you love!
Janiece said…
Great song!!! Life is WAY TOO SHORT to forget about being with the ones you love!
Janiece said…
Sorry, you might want to delete one of those : (
Kelly S said…
You're a good mommy! The kids wanted to take a hike in our woods in the snow. I tried to get out of it by saying I would stay and have the hot chocolate ready for them when they got back. The disappointed looks on their faces was all it took to get me in my boots and hiking up the hill to the top of our woods (freezing!) But I was so glad I did. Very rewarding and fun time!
I Looooved this video!! I played it several times while dancing with my grand-daughter. It reminded me of my mother (who died a year ago on March 17). She loved life and reminded us often to "love what we have". I believe she's dancing in heaven with the music wayyy up loud!! Thanks for sharing this with us!! Sue
GodSeeker said…
God bless you!! I'm always so glad when I make time to do the fun stuff with my children. And then there are times when my 2 year old is outside and comes to the door saying, "Come outside? See water running down the hill?" And I want to, but I'm in the midst of supper prep. Ahh. Finding the balance of the responsibilities of life and the fun moments. . . Here's to more marvelous mommy memories!!!
Kim M. said…
Great reminder to cherish every moment. I am leaving a sink full of dishes for tomorrow morning so I can read to my 3 year old.
Lori said…
Love this song and have it on CD but had not seen the CD. I think of it often when I have tons to do and Trey wants to play basketball or Kass wants to play dress-up. It reminds me that if I wait until there in bed (even if I have to lose a little sleep) it's worth it. They are only little ONCE. We don't get a second chance to do the things that matter to our children ~ our GIFTS from God!!!
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