Live in the Moment, Cherish the Past and Dream About the Future

by Katy on October 31, 2012 · 9 comments

This photo of my sons both dressed as “Link” from Legend of Zelda stops me in my tracks. Now 14 and 17, my sons do still dress up for Halloween, but I want nothing more than to jump into this picture and hang out with these young guys for a day or two.

There’s just something about young boys that melts my heart.

I’m sure I’ll feel this way about the current time four years from now when they’re off on their own.

Live in the moment, cherish the past and dream about the future. ♥

Katy Wolk-Stanley

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”

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Linda in Indiana October 31, 2012 at 9:53 am

Oh, yeah, totally get it! I have grandchildren that are now doing the same thing to my heartstrings. Seems just yesterday that their mother was that age. So, now I get a “de ja vou (spelling)” moment quite frequently. Today is the best day of our lives…but those memories are mighty darn sweet! Happy Halloween to you and yours!!!


Katy October 31, 2012 at 9:59 am

Thanks, and Happy Halloween to you too!



Natalie, the Chickenblogger October 31, 2012 at 12:25 pm

“Ocarina of Time” now playing in my head…
your pics take me back, too.
Sons: 21, 18, 14 and daughter 7… I do love all the moments!
Happy Halloween.


Pollyanna October 31, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Oh yeah … how the years fly. Our boys are 24 and 27, and I remember when they were the ages of your boys, both in the picture, and now! Treasure each moment.


Diane October 31, 2012 at 2:11 pm

I often feel much the same about my son. Sons and Moms have a special bond…until the sons find their special someone.


Margaret October 31, 2012 at 5:29 pm

We had a great night trick or treating with our 3 year old (and 5 month old baby along for the ride.) Watching her run to each door, ring the doorbell by herself and say, “anybody home? trick or treat!” brought tears to our eyes. The word that kept coming to mind was “earnest.” So sweet it just HURT.


Katy October 31, 2012 at 6:14 pm

I remember trying to get my kids to say “trick or treat” and make eye contact instead of staring down at the bowl of candy.



Lou Rodriguez November 1, 2012 at 5:32 am

Hey Katy; might that be a new tagline for a second blog? “Live in the moment, cherish the past and dream about the future”

If so, I like it! 🙂


Barb @ 1SentenceDiary November 1, 2012 at 8:44 am

When my daughter was about 3 years old, we lived in a neighborhood of brownstone buildings — the kind that have about 6 or seven steps up to the front door.

We went trick-or-treating on Halloween with my daughter, her older brother, and a couple of his friends. While the adults waited on the sidewalk, the 6 year-old boys would bound up the steps of each house. My daughter would follow more slowly — the stairs were a lot bigger compared to her adorably short legs, so it took her a while. By the time she got to the top of the stairs, the boys were headed back down. So, she would turn around and follow them.

It wasn’t until we had gone to a few houses and I asked her about her candy that I realized — she had never even made it to the doors! She thought it was so fun just to be outside in her costume going up and down the steps with the bigger kids, she didn’t realize she was also supposed to get candy.

I walked with her up the stairs to the next house, took her to the door and convinced her to say “trick or treat” (something we had practiced at home). I will never forget the look on her face when the homeowner put out a big bowl of candy and said, “you can take two, honey.”

Now (age 13) when she bothers to look in my direction it’s often for the purpose of rolling her eyes at me. 🙂


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