Tuesday, December 14, 2010

are these the good times?

I've been thinking a lot lately, contemplating the joys and sorrows of life. So many times these days I am counting down the minutes until bed time. I go to bed exhausted and wake up exhausted. I look forward to the day when my kids will simply sleep! Yet everyone I talk to says, "they'll only be little for a short while- savor the moments." I try. I try real hard. But sometimes it's hard. What is it that I am to be savoring? Is it the fact that my little darlings adore me right now? Is it the fact that they say and do the funniest things without shame? Is it the simplicity of their lives at this stage, that they can spend all day pretending to be Flower and Sunshine? Well, whatever it is, I am going to keep trying to savor the day. I don't want to look back and think, "if only I took the time to play, laugh, love, teach, etc. my kids." I have been blessed with three adorable kids. They have tons of energy and thoroughly wear me out EVERY day. They also bring me more joy than I could have imagined. I am in love with each of them. And with this in mind, I'm off to bake cookies with them. Sure, it will take three times as long, make twice as big of a mess and possibly not even turn out but I'll be making memories with my kids!

1 comment:

jacquelyn said...

Yes that is what we are savoring! They are so simple and innocent, finding joy in absolutely everything! The first years are the most precious and influential I think.
I don't think that exhaustion means that you aren't loving the moments! exhaustion comes with the job even if we are having a blast!
I know for myself when my kids were very small I found myself loving them to death, but also wishing I was somewhere else, thinking of the things that I was being kept from by staying at home and all the fun stuff I could be engaging in (not to mention sleep). I guess now after losing Augustine I do not wish to be anywhere else but in the moment with my children. I want to love my life no matter what season comes, it isn't easy but it is refreshing!