Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Top 2 Tuesday: Things You've Learned from Parents/Grandparents

Taylor, at The Undomestic Momma, is hosting Top 2 Tuesday as she does every week. Last week, she took a break from the "Top 2 Things You've Learned..." series for the Grammys. However, we are back at it this week & this week's topic is.......

Top 2 Things You've Learned From Your Parents &/or Grandparents

{1} "This too shall pass..." My mom says it to me all of the time. She always has said it for as long as I can remember. It's a simple saying with a big meaning. When you're stressing out about your high school crush, more than likely, the drama will pass soon. When you're freaking out about the right shade of coral flower for your wedding bouquet, in the end, does it really matter? When you're exhausted because your sweet infant child decides to play every hour all night long, she kindly reminds me that soon I will only wish that I could hold her and rock her all night long. I think that it is important to always remember in life that time moves quickly & waits on nobody. Try not to stress about the little stuff. Cherish each and every moment because worrying about tomorrow doesn't allow much time to enjoy today.

{2} It takes a lifetime to build trust & just one bad decision to destroy it. My Dad used to tell my sister & I this frequently and it really is so true. Trust is not something that's built overnight. It takes a lot of time & patience. However, to lose trust, it really only takes 1 little lie or some deception and you're right back at square one, trying to rebuild.

Other things I have learned from them...

Thank you Mom, Dad, Nanny, Pop Pop, Grandmom, & Grandpop for being such positive, strong influences on my life.

Also, Kinsley Anne is much better today. She has not had fever (>100.5) in 24 hours. She is back at "school" today & I started my day not so well. I got up late & was rushing to give her breathing treatments, check her temp, get her dressed, and get out the door. Nonetheless, I was about 15 minutes late dropping her off, and when I went into her classroom, the teacher said "would you like Kinsley's picture taken today?" She explained that it was picture day (I apparently missed the memo by being out yesterday) & it was all I could do not to have a meltdown. My being late caused her to not be wearing a bow. Will she still love me even if she's near-bald, without a bow, in her first ever school picture?! I know, I need to get over it. But this day started rough. I told them to go ahead with the picture & we'll see how they turn out. She's cute with or without a bow anyway! Mama loves you Kinsley Anne!

Until Next Time..
Love, Jen


Kathleen Gilbert said...

Remember Jen - this too shall pass - how wonderful to have a photo to remember Kinsley by - bow or no bow :-)

Beth McC. said...

"This to shall pass" I can hear my Granny saying that now!! Love this post!