Monday, October 5, 2009


"...we do not mark our lives by dates and times, but instead by moments in our lives."
-Christian Kang-

It's those little moments that I try and try to hold onto, that I never want to forget.

Moments throughout my day such as...
  • Walking to school with Oleann in the morning, hand in hand. She was cold so I gave her my unusually large shirt. Wrapped up with the sleeves hanging down to her knees, she looked up and said, "I love... Maggie!" and gave me a hug. Walking like that was no easy task.

  • I almost brought my iPod with me as I walked to pick up Oleann, but if I had, I would have missed this moment. I was approaching a little boy and his nanny who were taking a stroll in the crisp, fresh autumn air. He pointed to me and said, "She. What is the name?" to which I said, "My name is Maggie." His face lit up and he gave me a huge grin, I don't think he expected me to speak or understand English.

  • Walking to school after lunch with Oleann. Listening to songs from Glee, we twirled down the lane, skipping - Oh Switzerland, did you think I could keep my joy inside? We then proceeded to sing Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious as we waved to the old man trimming his hedge.

  • Smelling Chai tea for the the first time in a while. I had forgotten what it smells like.

  • Watching Oleann dance around to, uh, interestng music as Floriane studies and I just lounge on the bed with my eyes closed.

  • Running home from school with umbrellas as weapons, we hid from ghosts and vampires. The boy following us didn't quite know what to think.

  • Cooking up chicken for dinner, listening to music and having the family come home. Knowing I can help in some way in this family.

  • Eating burritos... in Switzerland. This is a first for me.

I could show my you schedule, my to do list, but in all honesty, this is what my life is what now. This is what it means.... burritos!


  1. Wow, I'm honored that you quoted me. Thank you.

    Little moments really are the true treasures in our lives!

  2. Cute vignettes - definitely worth holding on to. I love fall - I hope it stays around for a while.