I think, like everyone else, I’m feeling a little reflective tonight about my kiddos.
Goodness, I love my precious ones. I mean deep. They fill me up with love and happiness. They make me proud. They make me laugh. They are just cool little people.
Something that daily echoes in my brain is, “I never want to waste a moment.” I don’t want to look back and think I should have hugged them more, or let “I love you” come more easily, or shown more interest in their “little” accomplishments. I want to store up lots of good memories of being on the floor playing with them, being snuggled on the couch, or at the kitchen table doing something fascinating. I want to say “yes” more often than “no.” And I want to be a happy, fun, passionate mom. I want them to “see” Jesus in me, to see the joy of the Lord, and I want them to have a taste of God’s character because they lived in my home. That’s what I want.
And I want to make the most of these sacred moments. I want to hug them close, smell their hair, feel their baby soft skin, hold their little hands. Remember their silly jokes, watch them sleep, hear them sing. I want to hang up their art, waste band aids on their “owies”, marvel at their false facts, notice their cute mannerisms. I always want to remember their sweet and heartfelt prayers, and hear their wild stories. I want their world to be a little brighter when we leave the Dollar Tree, and I want to kiss them every night. I want them to feel important , cherished, loved, treasured… That’s what I want.
And I want one more day~ one more moment~ to try to do it. Thank you Jesus for your protection over my family tonight. ♥
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