October 17, 2008

LIFE

I have to say that I just love these days of early childhood. I don't know what's in store for us in the days to come or what it's even like to have older kids, but for now I'm loving this stage.....don't get me wrong, it's hard, hard work and I usually plop on the couch with exhaustion at the end of the day, but there are just some things that I want to savor for now, for gone soon will be the days of laying in bed in the morning waiting to wake up until my kids come in or call out for me from downstairs. I know alarm clocks will soon be a necessity, but for now I'll have it be the voices of my sweet kids. And gone soon will also be the days of playing at the park in the mornings and slowly getting ready for the day, and having the kids trying all kinds of crazy experiments to keep themselves busy during the day. I know Livi (and I) will sure miss Carson when he goes to school every day, they play so well together, entertaining each other for hours on end. Not that that gives me any free time, for they constantly need monitoring, as their creativity can sometimes lead to chaos, messes, destruction, etc. but they sure do have fun together, and play so nicely! I'm thrilled and thankful for that, it sure is a blessing to have them get along so well and love each other.
Some day I'll get to do more of the things I want to do but can't right now....sewing, paper projects, cleaning and more home maintenance, deeper conversations with friends over coffee during the day, etc., but for now I'll try to squeeze those things in when I can, but savor this ever so fleeting time I have with my young'ns.

3 comments:

You with us said...

Thanks for the reminder to savor all the things we will very soon miss.

Gloria said...

You are so right! God has been trying to teach me lately to slow down and just enjoy these moments too. It is sometimes hard to do with everything else going on, but it is so important! Thanks for the reminder!

Angie said...

I love this post. I have to admit that the last couple of weeks have been HARD mommy weeks. There's not been a lot that I've loved. I'm bookmarking this post because it was really convicting... I need to appreciate NOW because I'll long for it later!

You're such a good mom! :)