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Over the Christmas break that the kids and I took we had a lot of small moments. You see we chose not to go anywhere for our Christmas break instead we stayed home and simply enjoyed each other. It seems to be something I don’t get to do as often as I would like to. After all, a mom’s work is never done and I seem t always say “let me finish my work and then we can play”. It was in these small moments of the break that I realized a few things.
These small moments are not going to be here forever so it is up to us to soak in ever single moment of it. Moms, our housework can wait but our children will not. As a matter of fact, we will be doing housework long after they leave home. However, those chances to play cars, snuggle and have tea parties will stop soon enough. So even when you don’t feel like it and your work list seems to be a mile long take the time to play. You will regret it when these moments are gone.
Do not be afraid to unplug to enjoy those simple moments. In a world surrounded by the technology we seem to have the world at our fingertips and yet we are missing out on our own personal world that God has given us right in our homes. Our children are our own little pieces of heaven. No amount of social networking, blogging and phone calls can replace the moments we waste in those moments we decide that we just must get online. Yes, 2015 is going to include a lot more unplugging time in my future.
Girls nights are great but they don’t have to be a constant. I love a good girls night out just as much as the next person. We need those time to refuel and yet it should be a treat, not a scheduled weekly thing. The fact is we will have a lot of time to go out and about when our kids are all out of the house or are older with social lives of their own. We need to be available for those small moments. I would much prefer a night in watching movies with my kids eating ice cream over going out with a bunch of girlfriends any day.
Special activities are great. As a matter of fact, sporting activities, dance activities and all of those types of things are great for character building yet they should not replace the time that can be spent one on one together. We seem to have forgotten the moments that we remember most about growing up. It wasn’t all the activities. However, it was those moments when our parents spent time with us that made us feel like we were special. Strive to give your children those moments.
Another great thing about special small moments is that it doesn’t take money to make those moments. We work so hard and give up so much time with our children because we feel we must have the best of everything. Yet, the most special moments to our children cost little to nothing at all.
My prayer for you is that you will joy me as I attempt to spend more time enjoying special moments and less time attempting to spend my time on other things. Our children are only ours for a little while. Soon they will be out on their own. I want to know that I soaked in all the special moments that I could. Don’t you?
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