Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Sixty Seconds on Tuesday

The only way to live is to accept each minute as an unrepeatable miracle, which is exactly what it is: a miracle and unrepeatable. ~Storm Jameson

Books are a mainstay of our children's lives. I love the early morning quiet, knowing they're up, but hearing nothing. I putter in the kitchen. They sit in the den. Finally I can stand it no longer. I peek in to find three of them there sprawled, absorbed, lost in a world of make believe, or mischief, or perhaps both.

These days where two or three can sprawl in the chairs are rapidly diminishing as our baby boy (where did you go so fast?) continues to stretch towards the six foot mark and beyond, and his three sisters aren't far behind. Taking time out to capture a minute in time. To be treasured, stored, remembered.

Join Jenny at Just a Minute to share your sixty seconds, or to read more.

Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book. 
~Author Unknown


  1. LOVE that quote and I adore the photo of the summer kids reading. Oh, it does my book whisperer heart good, Deborah!
    I wish I could sit on those comfy sofas in my pajamas today. Your picture makes me want to go to the library even though I have stack of books here I haven't read. Need more fiction. Thanks for sharing your precious morning.

  2. Oh, those are good times [smile].


  3. Love that picture! And all those long, growing legs :D

    I came downstairs yesterday morning to find all three boys on the floor, reading, in puddles of sunshine. Wish I'd got a photo... but I'm sure I'll have another opportunity.


  4. What a great site for a mom to see in the morning! They all look so comfy!

  5. So sweet. i love to red and I think it is so neat how our children follow after us. Good modeling mama!!!!!

  6. What a great picture! Your family really reminds me of my own. Have I said that before? My 14 year old just reached 6ft and your sons span from ankle to knee is a very familiar sight. He is the tallest person in our family. Just seems like yesterday I was carrying him on my hip.

  7. That picture reminds me of some that I have of our kids 20+ years ago, but your kids are way ahead in the long legs department! They are beautiful. I agree, it's such a happy sight, all that extra vicarious experience enriching their souls!

  8. Oh I love it! Bodies stretch long and minds expand big...

  9. I do think that our families would get along so well. Happy reading!

  10. I'm looking forward to my little one becoming an independent reader. I hope he enjoys the written word as much as his big brother. Great pic!


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