Soak Up Every Drop Of Their Love!
Originally I was going to post about shiplap today a project I had worked on in my dining room which I adore! But that will have to wait for another day, because as always something takes over and leads me in a new direction. Last night after a very trying day we had to make a run to good ol’ Wal-Mart. I knew my time was limited as I was heading into the witching hour, that crash and burn all hell breaks loose and my sweet precious angels turn into well I won’t say the spawn of you know who but…they for lack of a better word go cray cray! I load the crew up and we head down the road for our “quick” trip for a couple new essentials. Just as I suspect these guys are beginning to tear things up, be loud and obnoxious, make me want to pull my hair out seriously by the time I walked out of there mommie needed a serious time-out!
Then when we got back home I was rushing around like a tyrant “do this”, “do that”, “time for bed” Alyse was crying I was stressed out. I was worrying about the next day’s events and all that had to be done to plan for the next day and doing so I became drill sergeant mom. After they were all in bed and I did in fact get a lot of stuff done that needed to be done, because like I told one friend who said I was a night owl, “No this is the only time I can guarantee what I do won’t get messed up” So for fleeting moments my home will clean and organized and smell good. So don’t be surprised when you’re invited to a 1am dinner party at my house. I may just start a trend!
Then my “you got mail” notification chimed and I paused to read the eloquent words and reminder from a friend of even how in the midst of her crazy move and 8, yes 8 kiddos! She has tried to slow down because she has to remember she in the moments that are special. She’s creating one on one time with her oldest daughter by having prayer walks and even though it doesn’t sound like much this will be what hr daughter remembers not that she ran around like a chicken with her head cut off. She is certainly not going to remember if the house was clean or dirty well unless it’s hoarders dirty, and we’re still about 6 episodes away from that!
It was until this morning during my quiet time that I realized that was one of those “Hello Samantha” moments from God. Just as he sent they story from another friend the other day about a mom on the beach passing an older couple and the husband noticing how lucky this young couple was to be with this little guys right here and now because “yes these are the moments” I’ll have to find it again and attach link here…
Then it really hit home this afternoon after talking to my mom, she had just spoken with my grandpa who lives in
Saratoga Springs, NY and this lovely couple whom visit the home near his on the weekends and during the summer from New York City, just lost their precious 5-year-old. They just found out 3 very short weeks ago he had leukemia and within that time frame he was taken too soon. I’m so sorry for their loss and while I never knew this baby as a mommie I can not even begin to comprehend the sheer magnitude of what they must be going through now. My deepest prayers and sympathy goes to them and their family.
That being said we are in those moments they are only young once, it is too short whether they leave the nest at 5 or at 18 or God forbid 32! I, we parents have to adjust and evaluate what is important, what can wait, when to look into those eyes and stop for a moment because really we get them for such a short time we should soak in every last drop of their love we can!