Taking time: Moms can experience the joy of motherhood by slowing down
As I loaded dinner plates into the dishwasher, Ali perched on the kitchen table per her usual place and called my name.
“Yes?” I turned to face her.
“I love you,” she said.
An unusual sentiment for her and it split me wide open.
When will I stop racing through life? There is too much here. Too much to feel ... see ... listen to ... and love. Life is made of moments. And there will never be another now.
I know we can’t always amble through life. Downtime is not the norm. The typical day requires sticking to a schedule, a routine, and it’s a challenge to get everyone where they need to be on time. But we can pace ourselves. We don’t have to do everything the neighbors’ kids are doing. We don’t have to rush. We can decide on the right balance for our family and ourselves. We can quit looking sideways and look within.
The collection of stories featured in "Deliberate Motherhood" is compiled by PowerofMoms.com, an online community founded by Saren Loosli and April Perry, a “gathering place for deliberate mothers” that serves more than one million moms across 134 countries.
If you go ...
What: Reading, discussion from the contributors to "Deliberate Motherhood"
When: Thursday, Nov. 7, 7 p.m.
Where: The King's English, 1511 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City
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