As I sit in the rocking chair and rock my son to sleep (I know, I know he should be falling asleep on his own by now) I try cherish every moment. Even once he is asleep I like to take one more minute to enjoy the snuggles and listen to his breathing because I know I won’t always have the chance to do this. It got me thinking…what else do I wish I had just one more minute of?
Being pregnant with my son…he came 11 days early and I wasn’t quite ready!
Holland sunsets…they’re beautiful and mean so much more now (look up “Welcome to Holland” by Emily Kingsley)
Playing with my niece and nephew…before I was a new mom and had more energy
Date nights with my husband…that don’t involve worrying about the baby
Wine tasting in Sonoma on our honeymoon…and trying more than Pinot Grigio!
Learning to parallel park with my dad…in the streets of Birmingham using real cars!
Baking with my mom…when I was little and it seemed like magic
Bowling with my grandpa…and the sound his thumb used to make coming out of the ball
Dancing at my wedding…with all of my friends and family
Havanese snuggles…our first babies
College…I’d like more than 1 more minute there!
Wine nights with my friends…while not breastfeeding or having to get up the next day with a baby
Some of these things will be impossible to get one more minute of. Others, I’ll be lucky enough to experience again and I know that I will savor every minute of them.
What do you want one more minute of?