Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Making Time For What Really Matters

I find that it’s hard for me to sit and enjoy life with my children when my housework isn’t done. I’m learning  that housework is never done and how important it is for me to spend quality time with each of my children. I don’t know why I struggle so much with the desire to keep busy. I need to learn that it’s o.k. if there are sticky fingerprints all over our front door and cheerios on the floor. Last night my 9 year old daughter asked if me and her could have our “girls night”. (Girls night is when me and my daughter spend an hour or so just talking or doing something fun, just the two of us.)I told her I had to much to do and that I didn’t have time. What I was really telling her was that my housework was more important than spending time with her. I realize how quickly my children are growing up, but still find myself saying “not right now”, “maybe tomorrow”, “I don’t have the time”. Starting now with God’s help I am going to:

take that walk with my family in the cool of the evening,

play that scrabble game my daughter has been wanting me to play,

Read that book to my children,

Decorate those fall cookies with my kids and not worry about the mess.

I’m going to spend my time on things that really matter- building memories with my children and enjoying God’s many blessings. Housework can wait because... I don't have the time, I'm busy making memories.

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