09 May 2017

We have only Today


I get breakfast ready, make your lunches, pack your bags, warn you a hundred or so times (maybe not but it feels like it) to hurry and get dressed or I'll turn the TV off.

We walk hand-in-hand to and from school me listening to your happy, excited voices tell me about your day, who you played with, what you learnt and what exciting things are happening at school.

When you get home I get you a snack, and help you with your homework, listen to you read, watch you conquer new things...you are learning more and more...it only feels like yesterday you were learning to talk.

We sometimes kick the ball, play a game or paint together before dinner. 

We laugh and make up silly songs and stories, play Wii games together, go for nature walks, visit friends, talk about holidays we've been on or want to take together, have campfires in our backyard, ride scooters and blow bubbles.


You were going to preschool/daycare, we played in the park, we went for walks while you rode your bike, trike or was pushed in the pram, you'd ask me to make something special or played blocks with you, we went to music class, listened to stories at the library, played with friends at playgroup and enjoyed baking or making craft together. 

You had a day nap, asked me in excited little voice "Is Daddy going to be home soon" squealing when he walked through the door, got excited when Daddy yelled out "It's bath time" and hurriedly crawled down the hallway to the inviting bath, went for rides on Daddy's strong shoulders, listened to us read you bedtime stories, had 'sandwhich cuddles' so tight I was worried I'd hurt you.

You were taking your first steps, saying your first words, giving me big smiles and giggles when I made you laugh, you rolled on the floor, kicked your legs about in the bath, enjoyed listening to Daddy sing to you, giggled and cried a lot, and loved me as much as I loved you! 

To my gorgeous girls:

I did all the things a Mumma does while watching you both grow into sweet little girls.
I know today doesn't last long, but if I think back to yesterday it went by just as quickly.
I am ensuring I cherish each and every day with you both.
I love you both so so much and so grateful that I am your Mumma.


  1. That is so very true and that was beautiful to read. Thank you for sharing your words..they are so lovely. Denyse x

  2. The memories are so precious and a good reminder to create wonderful ones.

    1. They sure are, they grow up too fast so you need to enjoy the moments while it lasts :)

  3. Oh that's beautiful Julie! It really does fly by. Even when you're doing your best to soak up all the little moments! You're such a beautiful mum xx


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