Reflecting on 2019 these 6 little people of ours (Matt & I) have grown not only in stature but in creativity and in wisdom, both worldly and Godly and in common sense just to name a few.
This would not have happened to the degree it has if it wasn’t for other women farther along the journey of motherhood ￼who told me to slow down, who’s comments and nudges reminded me that I only have 18 summers with each of my kids and even that is a gift.
So like a good student I slowed down.
Which if you know me is torture.
But here is what happened when I accepted the season of life I am in.
All (well most) my “good intentions” for my children and parenting had room to breath…and with that…air to flourish.
Resulting in a year of priceless memories and moments.
I hope to repeat this in 2020 and every year until all 6 of my 18 summers are up.
Now hear me:
This doesn’t mean I don’t pursue my dreams,
This doesn’t mean I don’t set goals for myself,
This doesn’t mean I don’t practice small disciplines that will one day in the distant future lead to big things.
It simply means that the amount of energy I am putting into those things are in healthy balance with my season.
So to my global sisterhood of mothers take in these wise and beautiful words from my dear friend Jodi.
￼”Drink in that sparkling elixir of effervescent giggles, heart-melting smiles, and I-need-you-now cries. You are here, but you won’t be here long.”
(You can read her full blog here.)