Being present. A constant struggle and something I'm working on. I do it so much when I'm at work its like my body wants a break or something when I get home. So I have to remind myself about it often, as I feel that there have been so many missed moments with my family (and even myself for that matter).
The Hands Free Mama blog is an awesome way that brings me back in and she recently had an entry about doing a heart check. I have been implementing it with Zoe lately each night (after our ritual of rocking, singing, praying and talking), to put my ear up to her little chest and to pause and reflect. This little life that I have been given the humongous blessing of being able to nurture and grow. This, this little life that I one day will not be able to listen to the way that I do now. That one day will need her space. This little life that so fragile. That heart beats so strong and quick.