Photographed by Laurie Szostak
In the hustle and bustle of working, running a business and raising a family, we tend to not recognize the really important moments—until it’s too late.
Every moment is special and offers us an opportunity, which, when we pay attention, can change us in significant ways. Life’s events move so fast we seldom relish the moments individually, but each day teems with tiny gifts divinely designed for our well-being. The woman who smiles at the market; the man who held the door open for me.
We can look to the days before us with excitement and be conscious of every moment, thankful for every experience, whether good or bad, and learn from that.
My family’s life has been consumed with baseball these past four months, and it has been a joy. All the worries of the day drop off and I get to stop working, sit back and enjoy watching our son play baseball, which he loves to do.
It’s a thrill to see him make a great catch or pitch, hear that sound of ball hitting bat—followed by a big smile on his face—or feel the anxiety of watching him trying to steal and get back to the base before the pitcher throws him out. We get to be fans and cheer him and his teammates on along with the other parents.
These are the important moments, the little miracles that my husband and I don’t want to miss. These are the times that our son needs us. To smile with him and share in his glory, or to make him smile when he is down. █