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I’ll Never Have A Better Life Than I Have Right Now With All Of You.

God how life gets overwhelming, out of control, chaotic, loud and stressful when you’re the parents of three little ones under 5.

Daddy works all of the time, Mommy works a full time job at home raising these little bundles of energy, runs a couple businesses from home and try’s to find some time for herself.

Sometimes I’ll catch my mind wandering to when life is calm again. When I’m not needed so much. When I don’t have one of the three of my children asking me for food or drink or diaper changes or butt’s wiped or a story or to sleep in our bed or, or, or…

I sometimes miss the silence too much.

And then I have moments that awaken me to how lucky I am. How blessed and fortunate we are right now. We have full lives… full of love. These are the best years of our lives. I know it. I’m fully aware. But sometimes I let whatever it is going on right then cloud that realization.

I was sorting through the family photo’s we had taken tonight, addressing envelopes for our Christmas cards and it all hit my heart like a ton of bricks.

Time is flying and we’re barely holding on.

All too soon I’ll miss and long for the days when we all dressed to match, hooked them into their car seats, drove to a crowded portrait studio and begged them to look ahead and smile at the camera.

I’ll look back through all the old family photo’s and smile and cry a little too.

It’s my prayer that when I’m lost in the noise and overwhelm and self pity, that God is able to give me this perspective so I can soak up every single waking moment of this life I live right now. And appreciate it, burn it into my mental and emotional memory and never let it get away from me.

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  1. This post reminded of that country song ‘You’re Gonna Miss This”. It escapes me who sings it BUT it don’t matter because you hit the nail on the head…time zips by faster than we could have ever anticipated. My oldest is 15 years old and talks of when she will be old enough to move out and go to college…it was like yesterday when I was encouraging her to walk with out help.

    I think as mothers we have days like this, not that we are selfish, we just suffer from selfish moments…because well…we’re human.

    I could just hug you for this post or kick you (can’t decide) cause I am so tearful right now, thank you! 🙂
    .-= chrissy´s last blog ..Not So Wordless Wednesday, Help 4 Anissa =-.

  2. It’s a blessing that you realize all of this right now. While there’s still time to hold on tight and breathe it all in. While I was pregnant, so many older women came up to me and told me over and over, “Enjoy it now, they will grow up faster than you know.” I feel very blessed to have had that advice given to me and to have taken it to heart. They truly grow up in the blink of an eye.
    .-= Madeline´s last blog .."Egmo" Kisses =-.

  3. You’ve got to embrace it the moments you feel it, does that make sense? They’re way too few and far between, at least for me. You’re right, we get so caught up in it all, it’s hard to realize and remember that this is it. This is what we live for 🙂
    .-= Corinne´s last blog ..Waldo’s Pond =-.

  4. I hear you – I’m in that same spot and we only have two little ones. I guess that is one reason why I’m trying to be purposefully thankful this week – thankful for the toys I trip over and the dishes i have to wash and the laundry that is going to take all day to get done – because if I didn’t have my children I wouldn’t have quite so much work but I’d be missing out on so much joy.
    .-= Blessed´s last blog ..This Week I’m Being Purposefully Thankful =-.

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