Noah’s Adorable Cousin…!
I hated road trips when I was a kid. My brother and I would frequently draw a line across the middle of the car so that we wouldn’t annoy each other…that didn’t really work.
I remember specifically a time when he just reached over and put gum in my hair. Really?
I don’t know how my parents survived our long trips to grandma and grandpa’s house. There was frequent screaming and crying in the back that must have driven them crazy.
However, if we had iPads, it probably would have been smooth sailing.
Noah’s Road Trip
Noah was a great traveler. He slept the majority of the time as he loves to sleep in the car. We barely make it five minutes from our house before he is asleep.
I was never really into the television show “The Little House On The Prairie” but from what I remember their life was pretty slow. I never remember Charles taking little Grace to countless physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy appointments, riding elephants (or rody horses), or taking little Mary to have a CBC test ran.
Our life is nothing like the Ingalls. Nothing at all.
They lived a slow-paced life. We don’t. They made it a priority to keep the main things in life, the main things. We so often do not.
In fact it’s pretty easy to get caught up in the busyness of life, and miss life all together.
I find that the older I get the more intentional I have to be about slowing down to notice and enjoy all of the small things in life.
Our life isn’t a TiVo. We only get one shot.
One of my biggest fears is lying on my death-bed and wishing I had a TiVo remote to my life. Wishing that I could somehow rewind to parts of my life I missed. Sections of my life where I was present, but wasn’t. If you know what I mean.
Parts of my life I would have caught had I just put down my computer, or iPhone, or iPad, or……whatever else was beeping, or buzzing for my attention, and focused on what was happening “on-screen” at the moment.
I wonder how many hours I spent re-watching a one hour television program because I had to rewind it over, and over because I was “multi-tasking” instead of giving all of my attention to what was going on at the time…?
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