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.