‘Right now I’m cherishing the everyday, the overlooked moments we take for granted.’: Mom of 3 says her lesson from isolation is ‘being present is better’

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“I don’t think any of us will forget this time in this season.

I think we’re all going to look back on this and be extremely thankful.

Thankful that we made it.

Thankful that we kept our babies safe.

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Thankful that we did our part through all of this.

Thankful in this weird sort of way that life HAD to slow down for all of us.

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It will remind us that our lives aren’t better if we are busier.

It will remind us that sitting together at the dinner table having everyone home it’s so much more important than anything else.

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We get to just concentrate so much more on raising our little ones right now because it’s a good thing for life to be lived in the slow lane.

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I’ve caught myself in many small but important moments lately, moments I don’t ever want to forget.

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I study my kiddos more. It seems odd, right? But I just sit there and watch, observing them.

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I listen to them in their little conversations with each other. The way they interact. The way they smile. The way they laugh.

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All of those overlooked moments that we often take for granted

Right now I’m cherishing the everyday.

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Admiring that we don’t have to do all the things.

Admiring that we don’t have to constantly push to be better.

If there’s one thing we can take from all of this, it’s that being present is better.”

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