I saw this quote on Pinterest a few days ago and it really caught my attention…
“I don’t want to look back on my life in twenty years and realize that I wasted the precious time I had with my children by living in a state of perpetual distraction,” – the Undivided Mom.
I only have these girls for a time. I only get to giggle with them, craft with them, hold them, read to them, teach them and raise them for a time.
These sweet hands, praying before dinner, are only going to be at my table for a time.
I’m only going to be able to tickle this girl while she is in my arms for so long.
In the moment, or in the day, it may seem long at times. But the years, they fly by. And what am I doing with that time I am given? Am I present? Am I involved?
Outside of my relationship with God and my relationship with my husband, being a mom to my two girls is my highest priority. It is my mission.
This isn’t always easy, and I by no means am perfect. But it is my goal. It is in the back of my mind each day.
How am I going to teach them about God’s perfect love, if I don’t take the time to love them every minute I have the chance. How am I going to teach them that they are so important to God, if they feel like they aren’t important enough to me to have my undivided attention each day?
This doesn’t mean that I can’t take time without them. It just means that when I am with them, I am present. I am there. And it means I am intentional about having time with them, more than planning time without them. It is not without sacrifice, but it also, is not without its rewards.