What does a moment have to do with birth? Everything! Because moments are all we have. It’s the only time we are alive and can savor, the only time that will not come our way again – it becomes a precious memory.
The more we appreciate the moment the more we give ourselves a a gift to actually extend the experience and create more time to enjoy them because we are present – in the here and now.
you’ve given birth. You decide to call family and friends on your cell phone and rightfully so – you are excited and thrilled to share the news. You are lost in conversation. Your baby nestled between your breasts looks at you with amazement and wonderment, not knowing this new world it was born into … Your baby fumbles for your breast to nurse …. you quickly assist but still focus on your conversation.
moments to nurture your baby are passing one by one …
It is not right or wrong. Many of us just have not been taught to honor the moments in our lives until “being busy and doing” robs us of them. The sad part when we are older and in an instant reflect on our lives, relationships, especially with our children, all the things we missed, should have said, or done, stare us in the face because we weren’t present with them when it meant the most.
Moments can not be retrieved. They only morph to memory.
you’ve given birth. Your cell phone rings and you take a moment to ask yourself “Do I really need to take the call now?” You decide to call them back later while you hold your baby in your arms creating a warm sense of attentiveness. Your baby nestled between your breasts looks at you with amazement and wonderment, not knowing this new world it was born into … Your baby fumbles for your breast to nurse …. you calmly assist paying attention to your baby’s needs …
You respond to the moment and by doing so you both reap the benefits of being present – acknowledgement, a secure and loving connection with your baby, and baby with you
Everything we experience in life is about how we relate to any given moment of an experience. Most of the time because we are on “auto pilot” throughout our lives, life becomes a blur. Yet if you begin to acknowledge moments in your life, be in the present with whatever is going on, you create a “space” to just be with it and savoring it – not rushing to move on to something else.
Children grow fast. The moments you cultivate and spend with them are incredibly significant, for you and for them – be present from the moment they’re born.