It was a beautiful morning. I was taking a brisk morning walk with my two boys. I was trying to get in a bit of a workout, so I was walking pretty quickly. The boys were happily sitting in their seats looking all around enjoying the outdoors. It was a crisp fall morning.. all was right with the world. My mind started to wander. I was thinking that it was Wednesday, and that Friday was just around the corner. My husband had been gone all week out of state for work and I was thinking of him coming home. Just then I had a thought... I was pondering why we always rush through the week to get to Friday, then the weekend?
I was convicted. I looked in on my to boys, just soaking up the morning and I did not want to rush to the weekend. I wanted to stay there, in that moment, looking at my two wonderful, completly content littles!!
Then I started thinking about my lifestyle. If anyone knows me well, they know that once I have had a cup of coffee, I am off... I start a load of laundry (there is always dirty laundry in our home), unload/load the dishwasher, vacuum, run out the door to run a few errands! All the while I am working away, the boys are quietly playing (or rolling around the floor in one case)! Then I look at them and think, slow down, enjoy the moment. Life life right here, right now!
One day the other week I found myself in a similar situation. I was cleaning up the kitchen after breakfast. My eldest son Aaron was quietly playing in the living room, and my youngest was content as well. Then, out of no where, Aaron came into the kitchen and said "Mommy, come in and see, will you play with me? There are lots of things to do." My heart melted. Sure, I had not finished the dishes and there were crumbs on the counter, but my little boy wanted his mommy! How could I resist?
We spent that whole morning just playing together. We read books, built towers with blocks, colored, built more towers until snack time!
Though for us stay at home moms (SAHM) sometimes the days seem to just repeat themselves, I would encourage you to enjoy your littles while they are littles! Live in the season you find yourself, because not too long from now, they will be grown and the time that has passed can never be re-lived.
So what are you waiting for??? Get living!!