Joanna Gaines's first full year as a mom of five is going to be a good one, if her New Year's resolution is any indication. The mom, who welcomed her fifth child, Crew, back in June, is realising that with this many kids constantly growing and changing around her, living in the moment is the only way to capture the essence of each moment.
"It's always been my nature to reflect on the past and linger there a while. I find myself thinking about what I will miss and how life is just moving too fast," Joanna wrote on Instagram (basically taking thoughts out of my brain, might I add). "Crew is already 6 months old and saying 'mama' (I had to throw that in there, sorry Chip). Drake will be driving in two years and off to college in four. And just like that I have found myself mourning the past but now in future tense. You see what I just did there? This whole time thing can feel like a thief if you let it."
Jo continued, noting that her challenge to herself this year is going to be to live more presently and to enjoy what's going on, when it's going on. "Not thinking about how the good ol' days have passed us by or how the best is yet to come. But that right now, this very second, this is the gift. These are the days. These are the moments. And I'm gonna breathe them all in. If there's pain and sorrow, or happiness and hope, let it in and then let it out," she wrote. "I want to enjoy the now because it's the only thing we can actually embrace. I want to hold it carefully. Hold it thoughtfully. I want to rid myself of the little distractions because I have found that these are the thieves that steal our moments and rob our days. But time, time is our most precious gift."
Ain't that the truth, mama.