Saturday, March 24, 2012

God's Gift

Its part of my Saturday morning ritual to sit down.. with some good music that I have chosen on Spotify coming thru my headphones (to block out all the other sounds of the kids and the dogs and the video games) so I can focus on my Lord and spend some time with him.  My God Time!  But even with the headphones in I am constantly interrupted by my little ones asking me questions. Wanting to show me the wonderful artwork they just did or even just explaining why they are crying and who hurt who. 

As a mother I have to learn to multitask. On a normal day, it starts out with me hitting the snooze button on my alarm clock and on my phone at least 10 times.. no joke.  Lol.  Then I get up, let the dogs out, turn some music on, and get the kids clothes picked out. Bring the dogs back in, tell the kids its time to get up and then jump in the bathroom to start getting myself ready. Wash my hair, brush my teeth then head to my room to dry and style my hair and put some make up on and tell the kids to get up again and again.  After we all have gotten ready- its out the door to school, preschool and/or the babysitter.. then my work day begins.   Just in the the hour or so before I get to work… I am doing many things at the same time in order to be able to get everything done.  Sometimes added into that mess of a morning is starting laundry, packing lunches, writing notes for school etc.  My kids try and talk to me and I am listening but also doing whatever needs to be done to get out the door. 

I want my kids to remember me as an awesome mom.. not one who was always so busy doing for everyone else and everything else that I pushed them away. I want them to know that I am always there for them.  I want to be the mother the Lord has in my heart to be. I want my kids to know they are special and they are loved.  I want them to feel Gods love thru me.  

Simple things I must do to make them know that they are my life… not everyone else.  Put the phone down and out of site when I am spending time with them. Give them my full attention. Spend time playing with them and doing things with them.  The house will still be dirty tomorrow…but it can be cleaned then.  Snuggle up with them. Don’t make friends a priority ever.

My kids are my life.  They are God’s gift to me.  I need to make sure that He knows how much I love the gift. It’s the greatest gift in the world.

Blessings N Love
Overthinking Mama

1 comment:

  1. Good for you, good for you!!!!!
    I wish i had spent more time with you, as i did your brother. I thik I spent good time with you, but when i look back, i'm not so sure it was quality time. I love you tho and wish i could do it all over again.!!!


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