77 days and counting…

I love deadlines.  I love countdowns.  Any kind really: school years, pregnancies, birthdays, holidays…anything.  And here we are at the 77 day mark of residency.  77 days to go! 77-a number of completion, biblically speaking.  In some ways it’s hard to believe.  In many other ways it seems like it’s taken us a lifetime to get here!  And as excited as I am about being so close to done, I have such mixed emotions.  I will miss the friends we have made in Augusta.  I’ll miss my cozy little home.  I’ll miss Village Deli and Pizza Joint.  I’ll miss having a Target just minutes from my house.  But after being back in my hometown for a few days, I’m really having a hard time staying in the moment.  Enjoying life as I live it.  Smelling the roses and all that.  I wish that I could move NOW.  I wish that Marshall could be done NOW.  I wish that we could go ahead and get everything settled and ready NOW.  But as I think about this, I am reminded of something I read from one A.A. Milne’s Winne-the-Pooh books: 

“Well,” said Pooh, “what I like best,” and then he had to stop and think.  Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you begin to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called.

 So I know I need to enjoy this moment just before.  I know I need to savor it.  I know I need to sit back and wait patiently.  But I don’t know how. 

While I was searching online to find that Milne quote, I found a few more that were inspirational to me, and I thought I’d share.  But please feel free to add your own thoughts and ideas on how to better savor the flavor of today…

From Robert Brault:  Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.

From Guilaume Apollinaire: Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.

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  1. citystreams
    April 18, 2008 | 9:55 pm

    Savor the moments with your girls too! Before you know it they will be all grown up. It seems like kids grow faster when you move away!