The Mom Life: Look {Day 23}

In a digital world it is so easy to miss what is going on around me. Even with the millions of pictures I’ve collected of my children over the past 3 plus years, how many moments have I missed because I was buried in my phone apps posting an instagram or twittering or getting my thoughts just right on a post for Facebook?

This has been eating at me for a while now. It’s not an original thought. I’ve  read numerous blogs about it. But it’s becoming something that really hits home these past few months.

I’m trying so hard to resist the urge to capture every moment on film so to speak and find ways to retain more memories in my heart. To savor every moment. To drink up life instead of documenting it. To truly see my children. To take in the wonder that God made me their mommy and it’s much more important to help build that Lego creation than to be able to share with the world that we made it. That it is much more important to help feed the baby doll than to post that adorable picture of my baby holding her baby.

May I see life. May I take many many pictures too. But may I look more through the lens of my very own eyes and heart and less through a rectangular screen.


This post is part of a 31 day movement. You can learn more about it here but the gist of it is that I take 5 minutes to write on a one word prompt that is provided following a theme that I have chosen. My theme is The Mom Life. So every post will center around my life and experiences as a mom and what comes to mind when I think about the prompt given. Hope you enjoy following my writing journey as much as I will love crafting the words. 

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Patty Parker

My name is Patty Parker. I write about finding beauty in the every day.

3 thoughts on “The Mom Life: Look {Day 23}

  1. Well anyone that knows me knows that I take a million pictures of everything lol and I’ve thought about this same thing that you just posted about. But here’s the thing, my big kids LOVE to look back at all of those pictures of all of the activities they’ve done over the years. So even if you don’t feel like you want to share everything with the world, don’t stop taking pictures that you can someday share with your kids. It’s so fun to relive those moments together now that they are bigger. You can always snap a few pictures AND play with the kids too.

    1. Cara!
      I love taking pictures too and plan to continue to do so. It’s when the social media part of posting pictures gets in the way of my time with my kids that I need to work on. Thanks for the encouragement!

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