Cherish them.

As Boston was throwing boxes of macaroni & cheese 
and a head of lettuce
and bags of noodles
and crackers
and boxes of pudding
all over the floor of the store yesterday,
a cute little lady looked at me and said:
"Looks like you have your hands full!"

As I dodged flying grocery items and stuffed pieces of a cookie into Boston's mouth
to try and keep him happy,
I gave her a half smile and a little "Sure do!"

Then she said something I won't ever forget.
She grabbed onto my arm, looked at me with teary eyes, and said:
"Cherish him, sweetie. They grow up fast, and then they are gone."

Her words reminded me of a talk by Jeffery R. Holland that I love.
He said,

"Do the best you can through these years, but whatever else you do, cherish that role that is so uniquely yours and for which heaven itself sends angels to watch over you and your little ones."

I love that!
His words are such a good reminder of what being a mother is really all about,
especially in times where your kid is throwing groceries all over the place
and you feel totally overwhelmed.

(Find the rest of Elder Holland's talk here.)

To the kind lady in the store,
thank you for your sweet reminder to cherish my little one.
I will!


  1. Thanks you so much for this post! It was very needed today seeing as I was up with my little one 5 times last night! So I too thank the lady in the grocery store, and you for passing the reminder along!

  2. LOOOOOVE those pictures! They are so perfect for this post!

  3. I forgot all about that talk and how much I love it!!! I'm going to have to download it onto my phone and read it in between " mom, have more milk mom?" and screams of different sorts. Thanks for sharing. You are such a cute mom with a very sweet boy!