Where does the time go? These pictures were from 2010. I sit here in my living room with my box of tissues asking myself this question. Where. Does. The. Time. Go? I look around and I see all of the things that take up my time. My cell phone. My computer. My chores. Tasks. Errands. Do I ever sit and actually 'play' with my children? Do I take time out of my busy schedule to inspire them? Talk to them? And not just talk TO them. Talk WITH them.
A friend shared a blog article on her FB. I sobbed the entire time I was reading it. I sobbed so hard I had to remove myself from the couch and go in my bedroom and shut the door. I, like many other mothers out there I'm sure...have got caught up with 'life'. The day to day. Shame on me...is how I feel. I can't help it. It is pretty sad when my 6 year old son says, "Mom! Just put the phone down for a minute and look!" or when my 3 year old says, "Mommy! Mommy! Mommy!....MOMMY!" While I feel like I have things that need to be done...are they really things that are necessary to my living? My breathing? Will I die if I don't check my email THIS instant? Can the dishes wait? Yes. Can the laundry wait? Yes. Can my text messages wait? Yes. Yes. They. Can.
My friends...if anyone out there still reads this blog...if I could give any advice to you at all...from experience. Don't waste this life God has blessed you so richly with. Your children need you. They don't just want you 'around'...they WANT YOU NEAR and DEAR. Taking them out to eat, buying them new toys or clothes, or taking them to the zoo...those aren't really spending quality time with them. Sit on the couch or bed...with a good book. Read to them. Pray with them. Look them IN THE EYE and tell them you love them...and WHY you love them. We don't know how many days we have on this earth. Our days are numbered, so saith the Lord. Be generous with your hugs, kisses, and outpouring of love to your children. There is NEVER too much love from a Mother to her child. Never.
..Jesus I don't want anything coming in between You and I..
(love this song)
...I'm holding nothing back...nothing back from You...
The same goes for our children...don't let ANYTHING come between you and your children...especially 'things'.
Remember: Being a Mom is Enough