I Dont Want To Look Back And Wonder How We Got There

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  1. Innana Canon says:

    This was so beautifully written. Honestly brought tears to my eyes. As a Mother of a 15-month old boy, I wish I could keep him this small forever. I know exactly what you mean by giving your full attention. It’s like, I don’t want to miss a moment!! I find myself putting my phone and laptop down to spend more time with him. I cherish him especially at this age and want to experience every moment because I know that it will not last.

    Your boys are so handsome. Thanks for sharing this lovely post!

    • Eryn Lynum says:

      Thank you so much Innana! My youngest boy is 15 months also! What a sweet, sweet age, when they’re just beginning to discover their personality. I commend you on giving your full attention to these moments now, and cherishing this beautiful season of motherhood!

  2. jehava says:

    I really love this so much! I have 3 boys: 11,8 and 2 and it makes me sad how little time I have left with the oldest and, I realize with the 2 year old how fast time goes! I’m trying to cherish every moment. Thanks for the reminder!

  3. Dad says:

    Excellent, wonderful post. But now that my jar is empty, and has been for a long time, and I remember that day each of you packed and drove off on your own adventures, the pennies all now invested, I can attest that the new ‘adult’ relationships we have are just as rich and blessed as the ‘kid’ years. 🙂

    • Eryn Lynum says:

      Thank you 😀 And I agree 🙂 I pray we’ll have strong relationships with our boys when all our own pennies are spent. And am thankful for an example of what that looks like.

  4. I love this post. My son is only 14 months, so our jar has only begun. But I’m going to count for a very long time

  5. Sane Mama says:

    Thank you for the reminder to be present for these moments. This is something I struggle with every day.

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