What if we spent a little bit longer curled up in a big chair until our little ones fell asleep, what if we read that story two, three or four more times and what if we spent a rainy day laying in bed with our babies because it’s way better than running errands? My children have taught me all that I need to know about time; especially that it moves fast if you let it. But if you want to, really want to, you can slow it down and savour something precious for just a little bit longer.
Moments really are bigger than minutes and this is something that I’ve come to learn in my journey through motherhood. And while the moments are gone in an instant, the feeling that they leave is lasting. It stays with you forever. When you have children you’re often told that the “days are long, but the years are short.” The first time I heard this I could see why people said it, but I had a harder time seeing past the long days. With the birth of my second son, this statement became very real for me. I can see his growth and changes in a different way. He is really growing up in front of my eyes.
My children have taught me how precious our time together really is and how fast it moves. They’ve also taught me to slow down in a way that I didn’t know how to before; to take my time reading to my toddler during naptime, or to stop and look into my infant’s eyes during a feeding. This is how we slow down time; this is the power we have over time, presence. Our lives move so quickly, and what I’ve learned from my children is that we actually have the power to savour the moments we want to hold on to if we just give ourselves the chance to do this.
Children, especially toddlers, are always present; they live now, exist in the now and they want you to be there with them in those moments. This is something my toddler taught me. When I’m with him I am so aware of the little things and am always brought back to the present even if I try to wander into the future or the past, he pulls me right back into the moment. Presence truly is calming, it is the here and now and it’s where I want to spend my time.
Jord Wood Watches, featured above, are created by artists who understand that the value of a watch is not in being able to tell how much time has passed, but in being aware of how to make that time count. There is a beauty behind these timepieces, a link to nature and a connection to its presence. When I wear mine it brings me back to nature and reminds me to breath, pause and make every moment count.
Beyond the sentimental value that comes with being reminded of how precious our time together really is, these watches are so unique and well made; from the use of gorgeous woods in the band, to the ingenuity in the clips, and the attention to detail used in the packaging the Jord experience is one-of-a-kind. The golden browns in this stunning Zebrawood and Champagne women’s watch from the Frankie Series pairs well with any neutral tones, especially camel coloured skirts and brown boots. As a busy mom of two, I am always looking for a quick and simple accessory to spruce up my everyday outfits and give me that unique edge; this watch gives me just that. This fall I am adding my Jord watch to pretty much every outfit and putting it on my Christmas lists for most people I know, so don’t be surprised if you get a Jord watch from me this Christmas!
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Disclosure: Companies featured on my blog often sponsor my posts and, or send products for review. If I love the company and their products, I am more than happy to share them with you! This post was sponsored by Jord Wood Watches.