I was having trouble coming up with a blog post for today, and Alana suggested it should be about a purple flower. So, now we’re having Mommy-daughter time as I search for a purple flower.
Kyra just joined in and is insisting on a pink flower, too. Pink must have equal rights.
It’s moments like this that I realize that my kids don’t need a lot from me. They just need to know that they are important to me, that I want to hear what they have to say. That I love getting to know them and hanging out with them is not an inconvenience, but a joy. It is my honor and pleasure to let them know how much I love them.
Too often I have been guilty of taking advantage of this time with my children. Other things seem more pressing…but are they really? God charged me with raising my children, second to Him and my husband, there is nothing more important. Not Wives in Bloom, not my writing, not Facebook, not Twitter, not homeschool. God-spouse-children-everything else. In that order.
When our priorities are out of whack, we experience more stress and discontentment than is necessary. Life slips out of balance, chaos ensues. But when we have our priorities in line, things run smoother. We find that we actually do have time for most everything. And when not everything fits in, we know that at least the important stuff is taken care of.
What a joy our children can be! It’s so exciting to see them grow, learn, and change. Who would want to miss this?