Making time for and enjoying a second cup! His is tea, while I prefer the highly caffeinated kind.
Apologies for my absence from the blogging world for the past two weeks. Call it cliche, but it is amazing how fast the time goes!! I find myself just trying to take it all in, catch a little sleep in between, stay ahead of the laundry and try to get into some kind of routine. It’s amazing how much laundry accumulates adding two little people, not to mention the basket full of little socks to match up!
I find myself being in awe daily of the perspective taken in from a child’s world view. It is amazing what children see from their point of view and what they notice at their eye level. It seems to never fail that they notice everything. I sometimes feel like I am in an I Spy game trying to find what they are pointing out to me.
It makes me wonder how much I just pass by without seeing the details, enjoying the beauty or appreciating the simplicity. How often has busyness consumed me that I have failed to notice the small things.
Motherhood has definitely made me slow down or at least is teaching me to. The boys are wonderful at helping me in this task!
We have found ourselves just sitting and waiting for the extra long train to pass or intentionally going by the railroad tracks just so they can see one. Spending minutes on end being mesmerized by watching the rabbit out our window. Taking the long way through the grocery store just to get a special fire truck cart.
As much as I love getting flowers I think their excitement topped mine! The look on their faces when they saw my roses on Valentine’s Day made me appreciate them even more. They had to touch them, smell them daily and made sure to keep a close eye on them.
Sitting in church last week, tears filled my eyes as they looked at the crucifix and told me that Jesus needed a bandaid. Oh how often have I taken my Savior’s wounds for granted, how often have I forgot the price paid for my redemption.
It’s still a struggle and I feel like I have to give myself permission to just be still, be in the moment and not worry about the busyness of the world.
I am working on allowing myself to slow down, really slow down and not just let the world pass me by. Allowing myself to be and not always do.
So yesterday afternoon as they both fell asleep in my arms while we were rocking, I opted to just stay in the moment. Instead of laying them in their beds so I could get some work done, I just sat with them in my arms and thanked God for the love and joy that filled my heart.