Have you had one of those days where nothing seemed to go according to plan? Well that was my day today; a series of “mommy moments” as I call them. I should have known that my day wasn’t going to go my way when I overslept my alarm and missed church.
It’s been a crazy weekend aka Recital Weekend, when mommy goes batshit crazy and puts on one hell of a good show with all of her amazing kid dancers! But Because of how crazy the weekend was going I wasn’t able to get to the grocery store all week including Saturday so I planned on going today, Sunday.
I’m used to taking my trio of minis just about everywhere with me so today would have been no different with them joining me at the local grocery store. But of course today would remind me of how I need to slow my roll a bit and pay more attention.
As I hustled through the produce aisles my trio of ducklings following behind me and I zip down the next aisle after the next grabbing item after item on my mental checklist I turn around to see only two ducklings behind me. Fear! Panic! Terror! Emotions started to swell as I back tracked each aisle that I just walked through screaming for my missing Addison. Trying to keep calm for the sake of Carson and Landon who were frantically trying to keep up with me and suddenly I hear the hysterical cry as a grocery store employee walks my scared daughter to my side.
I know that may have been only a few seconds, but that was the most scariest moment of my life. How could I have been that wrapped up in my own agenda to loose sight of what is most precious to me. After being reunited with Addison the idea of what just happened and how real that moment was will forever be ingrained in my brain.
I guess it may have been a good thing that Addison’s minor disappearance happened the way that it did to remind me to slow down and be more in the now.
Moments like that remind me how quickly the things that are so precious to me could just be gone. It’s scary to know that how fast everything happened this morning. I have learned that I need to be more attentive and more in the moment than planning ten steps ahead and being inside my own head so much.
Until next time,