"spending" time with my kids...

Isn't it amazing how I can say things and not really pay attention to what they mean. Today it occurred to me that I was "spending" time with my kids. But, when I slowed down and thought about what that meant it really hit me. Just like spending money spending time is expensive, a choice of mine, a gift to another and sometimes I can receive a gift at the same time. Almost like every morning I'm given dollars for the day and it's up to me how I spend them. Those dollars represent my time. A lot of things are important to me: family, friends, faith, a clean home, my work...but, do I spend my time according to what is most important? No.

At the beginning of the summer I spent time with Adriah potting and planting flowers seeds for our deck. As she's going upstairs for her quiet time she says, "Mom, can you check to make sure I did a good job for you?" When I told her she did excellent she was beaming! One on one time with her means so much...and yet with three kids she doesn't get me to herself very often. I chose wisely that day.

Today - I have tons of editing to do but, I'm going to take a break and take my kids to the Teddy Bear Concert at the Prior Lake Library. It'll be crazy and totally fun...and that's the great part of having 3 kids.

How are you spending your time? It's not too late to spend it on what matters most!

Deep thoughts by Noemi.


Noemi Hedrick

Noemi Hedrick is a passionate wedding and portrait photographer based in Minneapolis. Noemi loves capturing the beauty inside every person. Her vibrant energy for life, love and family are grounded in her own values and loved ones. Noemi has been proudly serving as a wedding photographer for over 15 years and also offers a wide range of photography workshops for professional and amateur photographers.