Don’t be afraid to slow down and be present.♡
This one may seem so obvious, but after my miscarriage I was suddenly aware of how precious and short my time is here with my husband and children. We often forget that the littlest details of the day can mean the world to them, to me, and to God. That it’s OK…even GOOD to take a step back from cleaning, chores, or work to sit on the floor and play make believe with my girls. That it’s a blessing to listen to their tiny voices telling me whimsical and silly stories that they came up with themselves. That I should have more “wonder and awe” in how they are growing, even in the smallest details. That when my son shows me his Lego creations that in a small way the Creator Himself is also showing off his wonders. He wants us to be present as He is always present and waiting for us. I’m going to slow down more, because these days of them being little are so short.
This goes for my marriage too. How many times do I kiss my husband, roll over and pass out at the end of the day? (99% of the time out of pure exhaustion!) I could be WAY more intentional with the time we have alone together at the end of the day. We’ve been doing this more and more it’s been so relaxing. I’m lucky in that communication is definitely NOT and issue in my marriage, we talk all the time! But we don’t have enough fun and relaxing time together. It doesn’t have to be on a lavish getaway in the Caribbean (although I’ll take that too!) but could simply be playing scrabble together while watching our favorite travel channels. Anything really, just being present outside of the routine.
So I’m going to slow down more, be more intentional, and enjoy the little things.