Be Present In the Moment: A Reminder for All Families

Present in the Moment

Be Present in the Moment…this picture describes that very idea.


I can remember the exact date and occasion on which this photo was taken.  Kelsey and Josh were on leave from the military and it was the only time all of us were available to get together.

Josh was holding the baby and something funny happened.  As a result, the other two kids were not looking at the camera. They were looking at what was so funny that was happening over to the right of the picture.

All of the adults were staring forward because we knew that we had put the iPhone on a timer and the picture was going to be taken.

I say… be present in the moment, because you never know when those moments will be over.  I don’t want to be morbid but I want to put life into perspective.

Each moment is fleeting.

Chemotherapy, surgeries, radiation and the breast cancer diagnosis taught me to treasure every single moment.

Even if this isn’t the perfect picture of our family, this is our reality.

This is the fun.

  • It is the …’oops’.
  • It’s the ‘oh my goodness’ everybody wasn’t looking at the camera.
  • It’s that moment you realize the soda cans and sippy cups  are blocking some of the faces and I’m sure the dishes in the cabinet on the back wall needed to be straightened.
  • It’s the real meaning of what it means to ‘be present in the moment’.

I hope you find those moments this weekend and especially during this 4th of July holiday week.

I would love to hear about special moments with your family. In addition, if you know of someone who is suffering from a serious illness and you want to help them- I invite you to subscribe to our newsletter to receive your own copy of ’25 Ideas to Help Someone with a Serious Illness’.


Be Present In the Moment: A Reminder for All Families

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  1. Being present in the moment…absolutely! We never know when our moments will end. My moments have been cherishing time with family, working on therapy to help our 2 yr old grandson who was recently diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder be able to communicate. And being the best person I can. Loving others and showing grace. Thank you for reminding me how important it is to be present. Blessings to you!

    1. Carlene, you are making a valuable investment in your grandson’s life. Praying for your family. Many blessings to you.

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