When I slowed down in 2019

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.)

Hello 2020!


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