Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Mother's Day Photos and Thoughts
Sometimes I get scared for all that is to come. I hear of friends and relatives dealing with everything from a child being hit by a car to a child making serious mistakes that are hard to fix and my heart fills with empathy while my brain registers fear for the future. I want to hold these sweet children close and teach them all I can and be there for all the things they want to tell me and show me during this precious time that I'm still close to the center of their world.
I want to take them each on mommy dates most weeks and really listen to them. I took Oliver on a walk on Sunday and let him be the leader and show me everything he wanted to show me - he doesn't get to be the leader much and he had so much to show and tell. I took Silas to the store yesterday - just me and him - and he picked out all the veggies and pushed the cart and ate up the whole experience. I took Isaac running with me yesterday and found out that he's not much of a jogger but he sure is amazing at noticing the beauty of the world around us.
I want to take a break from whatever important projects I've got going on Power of Moms to watch the little plays Eliza's always putting on with the twins - they always have to wait too long for me to come watch. I want to take the time to have Ashton show me how his MindStorm works and his latest favorite music.
I want to be there to see their eyes shine so my eyes can shine back at them. And I've been too busy and consumed lately.
So some of my other stuff will just have to slow down a bit. And that's OK. The precious moments of this stage of motherhood have to be appreciated NOW, the foundation of relationships that we all need to get through this life successfully have to be built NOW. Everything else can wait.