10/6/11

Moments like these

Most days my house is a mess.

My floors need to be vacuumed and the tile needs mopping.

There are days when Luke and I have our silly fights over "nothing" Days when we are just "off".

My toenails are in a scary need of a pedicure but it's not in the budget this month.

Sometimes clothes sit on our bedroom floor for days before they are hung up and today while walking through my house I noticed a cobweb on a mirror.

I constantly feel behind and wonder if I will ever be on top of my emails, returned phone calls, lunch dates and everything else life entails.

Our yard will never win "yard of the month" in our neighborhood.

I don't have designer clothes or fancy shoes.

Sometimes our trash is overflowing and we play the balancing act of how much trash can we stack before it tumbles?

My car needs to be washed in the worst way.

Last week I accidentally left a load of towels in our washer for three days. THREE.

I don't eat as many vegetables as I should and we always have a packet of Oreos in our pantry.

I usually go entirely too long between hair colorings and it is evident through my hair "regrowth".

Our lives aren't perfect. They aren't even close to perfect.

But they are full of perfect moments

Like these




And that is all I need.

60 comments:

Stephanie said...

I have an almost 18 month old and we still struggle with daily tasks, such as cleaning. And, reading your post just reminded me I washed a load of towels Sunday and they are still in the washer. But those special moments, making memories with my baby, far outweighs cleaning any day!

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Alex and Jill said...

In regards to everything you're behind on....we're soul sisters. Your list is my list.

As for those pictures...precious & priceless moments right there.

Samantha said...

Oh my gosh Megan, this is just perfect.

Blue-Eyed Bride said...

I'm boo-hooing. Probably because my life is the same way right now. But also I am dying over the look of pure love in Luke's and Eli's eyes! So sweet!

SushiMama said...

There will always be other things that "need" doing, but babies don't keep, so enjoy that baby!

Tiffany said...

Love this post. I have a 9yr old, a 7yr old and a 7 month old. Time goes way to fast. This post reminded me of the life i lead. Thank you for making me realize that moments like these are what matters. Absolutely Perfect!!!

Josh and Shan said...

Beautiful post, beautifully written.......

Charbelle said...

Life is overwhelming!!! Taking time to appreciate moments like this, PRICELESS!!!! These pictures are wonderful!!!

Kristen said...

What a precious moment to capture!

Laura said...

Megan, those photos are precious! The moments are far more important than the house or the hair. ;) But so many of us can relate! I know I can.

Hillary said...

Those sweet pictures!!! I love them all!
And I'm right there with you on the list!

Erin said...

Megan, I feel the same way about life right now! Things may be messy, but look at your baby and his daddy. It's just too precious! Those moments certainly make up for the mess!

dottie said...

Amen!

That's a great way to put it. Life is full of the perfect moments! Love it!

Sarah said...

Those pictures are worth every piece of unfolded laundry, dirty dishes sitting in the sink, and floors that need mopping. Until I had Wyatt I didn't know it was perfectly acceptable to live in a disaster zone. :) So sweet.

Karah said...

Oh those are the sweetest pictures ever. :)

Holly said...

Oh my goodness! I love the pics. So sweet!

Jennifer said...

So stinking sweet!

Jenna said...

Those pics made me cry! So, so sweet. I can totally related to your post - especially being in dire need of a pedicure, and the balancing the trash thing. I thought I was the only one who does that, hehe!

Adam & Suzanne Greeley said...

Thank you so much for that post! It was just what I needed to hear today! My husband is a new pastor and we have 2 under 2 and most days I feel like at best I'm treading water let alone making progress on chores etc lol! It's nice to feel like I'm not the only one:). Thanks for your transparency!

Kate said...

These are adorable! Eli is sooo cute!

Immeasurably More Mama said...

Moments like that make it all worth it. I cannot tell you how many times I have had to wash a load of laundry again after leaving it in the washing machine for days. Sigh.

Jessica Hudson said...

Nothing better! Tyler knows which closet Luke's guitar is in and he goes for it and bangs on the door every time he gets in the room. It's so sweet to see them so mesmerized by their daddies!

Pam said...

Precious!

malloryjean said...

omg MELTED my heart <3 such a beautiful family

Maggie said...

I fell in love this post even before I saw the pictures because I thought "Yay! I'm not the only one!"

Then I remembered I don't have an adorable little baby and therefore I just am lazy and forgetful at times.

I love the fact that Eli is holding his belly in the last picture :) Presh

Anonymous said...

Well said! I couldn't agree with you more!

Shelley said...

I think so many of us can relate to this post. Thank you for being honest!

Tricia said...

This is perfect and so very true. Friends and family are the true treasures in life, not the "stuff" we have surrounding us.

PinkSass said...

I may have teared up a bit reading this. xo

Sweet Simplicity said...

Is it weird that I had tears in my eyes looking at these pictures. They are just so sweet and you can see so much adoration in them.

Perfectly Imperfect said...

absolutely beautiful post.

Jess said...

Those pictures melt me. So precious.

Rach@In His Hands said...

Perfect moment, indeed. Beautiful!

Jen said...

OH my gosh that is precious!! Love how Eli is REALLY looking up at his daddy! So sweet!! You really are blessed!!

Thanks for sharing!

Madison said...

Precious photos!!

"The Mrs." said...

Those are priceless...so cute!

Allena said...

I was just telling my husband how I feel like I fail at everything - work, keeping up the home, cooking meals, eating right, being a wife...everything. But I know I take care of my boos!

Lynsey said...

Melt my heart! What precious photos! And I am right there with you... most days my house is a wreck!

Becca said...

I basically love everything about this post :-) and you!

Maria said...

LOVE IT! It's so easy to get stressed and lose sight of what's really important. I do it all too often- but then one look from my baby quickly reminds me of God's blessings. I've had a rough couple of days, which just means I have been selfish and let my mind stray from the things that really matter. Remember that you are not alone in feeling this way. Eli may not remember the dirty floors or unmanicured (is that a word?) toes, but he will always remember the time his parents dedicated to him- and each other. Thank you for reminding us that our lives are full of perfect moments.

Maria said...

I meant unpedicured toes (duh).

Diane said...

So thankful I'm not the only one! My husband and I have been having off days the last few weeks. But, having young children - the good and the bad - is just a season.

Thanks for the pictures! Love those moments. :)

In this wonderful life... said...

SO PRECIOUS@! they are adorable. all the moments make it all worth it :)

Allison said...

Beautifully said! How stinkin precious. And yes, that really is all we need as moms.
You're enough just the way you are. : )

The Pink Owl said...

I love this post!

Kirsten said...

Oh, those pics are precious!

Classy Fab Sarah said...

How sweet is that last picture?!?! My heart just melted.

Lauren said...

Beautiful Megan, just beautiful!!!!!

{N} Jones said...

I love EVERYTHING about this post! Really puts life into perspective -that all those other non-material things are not important...at the end of your day you know what is the most important! Those pics melt my heart!!

Kim N. said...

Oh my gosh, I think I've only commented on your blog a few times... (I don't like commenting because I don't have a blog myself, so I sort of feel like a creeper!)....but not a creepy creeper. ;-)

But this post is too great not to comment on.

You have your priorities exactly where they should be....what a precious picture of a mommy in love with her baby who's in love wit his daddy...who's in love with his wife.

I love.love.love it.

and, by the way, I go 8 months between hair cuts! The longer you go, the harder it is to get there. And my color? OH my good word. It's bad!

oh, and your clothes are adorable. ;-)

R said...

Eli is too stinking cute! And I'm glad you can appreciate the little moments without stressing too much about everything else.

Taylor said...

You gave me goosebumps! Your writing is so awesome. You seriously need to write a book!

Love Being A Nonny said...

The PERFECT post!

Dianna said...

What an amazing post! I love it and I LOVE those pictures of Luke and Eli!! Such a special moment!

Greta said...

My house has gone to the crapper...
I have to remind myself I'm choosing more important things, I'm choosing more important things - time with the kiddos and friends!

Those pictures are precious :).

Melissa said...

I love how Eli is looking up and watching Luke. How cute!!

Laura said...

So sweet. Thanks for sharing!!! Those moments are what life's all about, right? The rest is just filler...

Anonymous said...

Long time reader but first time to comment... Love love love love love these pics! So sweet and tender and beautiful. Such a beautiful moment captured so that it can be remembered forever. Blessings to you and your's!

Juliane said...

Oh, I love this post. Love, love, the pics!

Dianna said...

I loved this post so much I am mentioning it in my post this week! It is just too sweet!!