Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Being Positive

When bad/hard/frustrating things have happened in my life in the past I have always asked myself. What can I get out of this? What have I learned? Now, I'm not going to pretend that I don't get upset and I'm all positive from the get go. That's not real. I guess it's more of a mind shift.
Since the news of Beckham's cancer I noticed one particular change in me. I am more attentive to those around me, particularly my children. On a regular day it is so easy to rush through the day. I know that I will tell Beckham or Navy to hold on, say just one minute or maybe later. What am I really doing in those moments that is so important?
Honestly, nothing that I can justify is more special then my two kiddos. I find that I am listening to Navy more. She is growing up so fast. She talks so much now and has so many questions for me. She loves cuddles and kisses and stories and spending time with me. Beckham is so curious too. He always wants to know what I am doing and why. He is my little buddy. He always wants to help.
I guess my advice to anyone reading this, and to myself...give your kids an extra squeeze, talk with them a little more, spend more time with them, tell them how proud you are of them and how much you care. Tell your friends and other family members the same. Slow down in life and enjoy the little things. There is always going to be a list. There is always something that has to be done. What's most important?
You never know what life is going to bring you. You don't know! Everything can change in a day. So, what have I learned in this situation, what is the positive???
I am learning to appreciate each day. Never waste a moment. Take time for what is really most important. (And now I'm rambling get the point I'm sure.) :)


  1. This just made me cry, as do all your posts! True words of wisdom. Often the days are measured by all the things that have to get done, and sometimes just making it through the day without going crazy! (at least many of my days are this way lately) it's so easy to forget how precious our children are, and how precious life is. I can't even begin to imagine how hard all of this must be for you. Beckham is a lucky little boy to have such a loving mommy. I'm sure you wish you could trade places with him. I am sorry you're sweet family is going through this. Thanks for sharing your experiences, you guys are an inspiration.

  2. Brian, Sarah, and family,
    We love you. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love, Amy, Darren, Myles, Ethan, Brittney, and Lauren

  3. WOW! What a great post! This is a good reminder for me. I struggle with my teenagers some days. Last night 2 of their classmates were killed in a car accident and 1 other was critically injured. This tragedy along with your uplifting words has reminded me that I need to appreciate the good in my teens and the good in each day. You are right, our lives can completely change in one day. We must love and value each moment with our children. THANKS SARAH!