Monday, May 12, 2014

One Day I Will Miss This...

I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day.  My day was great.  I spent the morning loving on babies in the church nursery.  It is one of my most favorite things to do!  When I came home the kids sent me on a "flower hunt" (their term) to find three bouquets of flowers.  Each child recited a riddle which led me to the flowers.  It was so cute listening to the riddles and watching them stumble over their words.  Later that day, we went to church and listened to a great Mother's Day message from our pastor's wife. It was a much needed message for my ears and especially my heart.  All in all, my day was great.  Oh, I almost forgot, you might be wondering if I got my Mother's Day wish... Ok, you probably really don't want to know but I am going to tell you any way.  The first person to follow me to the restroom was my husband of all people!!!  The apples don't fall far from the tree in this house! :)

The kids and I had a great moment in the car today.  Maybe it seemed extra special because Mother's Day just happened or maybe because I am really trying to use the points from the sermon yesterday, but I was feeling extra sentimental.  We were playing Red Car, Blue Car (you know, where you shout out any time you see a blue or red car on the road).  This is the perfect game for my family... it is loud! :)  The kids were really getting in to when I realized one of my favorite songs was playing on the radio.  It is a country song by Trace Atkins called, "You're Gonna Miss This".  The words to this song are just perfect for moms.  It reminds me to try and enjoy each season of life.  As hard as things seem right now there will come a day when I miss the craziness of our family life.  The interesting part was that my radio is never on country, it is always on K-Love (Christian station).  I absolutely do not remember changing the station.  At that moment, I stopped playing the game and I looked at each of my kids in the rear view mirror.  I tried to freeze the moment and capture each detail in my memory.  These crazy days will not always be around.  As tired, overwhelmed, and exhausted I am, I still need to cherish these little moments.  If you think about it, you only have a very short amount of time with your kids before they are grown and have families of their own.

** Side Note:  Now that I have you teary eyed and all, let me bring you back to reality.  Remember, at the beginning I said we had a nice 10 minutes in the car.  Our car ride was actually 20 minutes.  The game quickly turned into arguing over who said which car first and yelling out colors other than red or blue.  My little balloon moment popped but I am still glad God brought my attention to it for at least those 10 minutes.  He is probably trying show me moments like that all the time, I just have to take the opportunity to notice them.

I thought you might enjoy listening to the song I mentioned above.  The third verse is my absolute favorite!



Wishing everyone a Happy Mother's Day!

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