The Most of Every Moment

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fan Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

A mother tells her baby girl to make the most of every moment, because you don't know how many minutes you have till they're gone.

Emma Jenson set her baby daughter in the crib and smiled down at her, tucking the light blue blanket close to her tiny chin. She looked so sweet and peaceful, so tender and unbruised by life. If only she would stay that way.

I wish you would never grow up, little girl.” Emma whispered softly. “That way you wouldn't get hurt by the world you think is so wonderful right now.” She pulled her gaze away from her sleeping daughter and stared at the picture of her deceased brother. “Because I guarantee you will.”

Billy, Emma's brother, had died of a heart problem at the age of twenty, leaving behind his devastated wife and unborn child. Now, five years later, she was re-married and had another child, but the scars of the past still ran deep. Emma knew that all too well.

But since I know you will grow up,” She continued, looking back at her daughter. “I want you to make the most of every minute. That way you'll have nothing to regret when you're old and looking back on life. Memorize the sound of your daddy coming home from work, his heavy footsteps on the stairs. And don't forget to tell him you love him, because you never know when your chances will run out.

Take a mental picture of your childhood house, the way you will colour on the wall with crayons...because all little kids do. And don't grumble when you have to clean your room, because that just gives you a glimpse of the work you'll have to do when you move out and have your own home...even though you will say you can't wait for that day.

Remember the smell of the house when your mommy bakes chocolate cookies, and the way you'll beg for a little bit of dough. And don't forget to laugh when the fire alarm goes off because she spilled some grease on the stove. I guarantee you'll do the same thing at least once or twice.

And when you go to bed at night, memorize the feel of your mommy's arms around you as she holds you close. Because each day is numbered but the number is a mystery. Make the most of every friendship you have, because lost ones leave tear stains on your pillow. But don't forget that your mommy is there to wipe those tears from your cheeks.

Give in to your little brother when he asks you to read him a story, because the day will come all too soon when he'll be too old for stories. And don't forget to hug him every chance you get, because when boys get older they sometimes have this thing about hugging their sisters.

And finally, my sweet little girl, love without limits. My grandma always told me that love is like the sea. It can wash over you and leave you dumbfounded, or it can be still and quiet and refreshing. Either way, the evening sun still reflects on it, creating a beautiful display of colours. But you will never see those colours unless you allow yourself to love.” Emma let out a sigh, wishing that her own mother had given her some of that advice.


Submitted: May 27, 2011

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arun

Tender and unbruised by life - exceptional writing.

Each day is numbered. But the number is a mystery - wow!

Finishing touch is just great!

My, among your other works (i've read only 2) this I can say is the best. (According to me)...
I loved it.
Keep writing.

Sun, May 29th, 2011 6:22pm

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thanks :) i definitely will :)

Sun, May 29th, 2011 8:19pm

Nicolelovesya

Aww really awesome :)

Wed, June 1st, 2011 2:06am

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thanks :)

Tue, May 31st, 2011 7:38pm

HueyandSpyro

Amazing! Truly captivating, what's life with limits, live each day as if it's your last! Love this! xoxox

Thu, June 2nd, 2011 6:06pm

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thanks so much :)

Thu, June 2nd, 2011 11:16am

KayMarie868

this is quite lovely ; ) very nice & you are a talented writer!!!!

Fri, June 3rd, 2011 12:47am

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thank you so much :)

Thu, June 2nd, 2011 5:59pm

Chloe Amarosi

I definitely like this idea. However (this is a a minor thing, not a big deal) I feel it might have been more effective if the child had been older; even if she were only five years old. Younger children often have startling insights into everyday life - you could have explored this idea a little bit more. Very nice advice.

Fri, June 3rd, 2011 8:59pm

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thank you :) i really agree with you...that young children have great insights into everyday life...i think children are amazing. haha, i learn a lot from them actually! when i go to college, one thing i will be studying is early childhood development.

Fri, June 3rd, 2011 2:39pm

RLH

beautiful...really breathtaking. It's quite refreshing in a way, as it's different to that sappy stuff around. I really really love this and I'll commit that advice to heart. It's true, life isn't fair and bad stuff will happen but the good times make it all worthwhile.
I am seriously speechless this was really amazing!

Wed, June 8th, 2011 7:32pm

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thank you so much :)

Wed, June 8th, 2011 12:38pm

led monkeys

LOVE IT I WILL TOTALLY LIKE IT

Sun, June 12th, 2011 8:53pm

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haha thank you :)

Mon, June 13th, 2011 9:16am

punkin818

Wow this is truly beautiful.

Sat, June 25th, 2011 3:09am

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thank you :)

Mon, June 27th, 2011 1:28pm

Nacre Aura

Beautiful writing...Loved so many parts, phrases and sentences in the piece :)

Fri, September 9th, 2011 11:12am

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thanks so much :)

Mon, September 19th, 2011 3:57pm

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