"....Your children shall be like olive plants all around your table." Psalm 128:3

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Missing Out

For the past several weeks, I have been in my usual spring cleaning frenzy. While finishing up with our school year, I tried to get in a little spring cleaning each day.

Our home  became chaotic. I became grouchy. And the children became stressed.

I had finally had enough. The children? Enough! So we left all the cleaning supplies where they were, I grabbed my camera to capture the moments,  and we went outside to enjoy the day.  I would have missed out on so much if I would have sent them outside without me.

I would have missed out on my boys playing tag in the hayfield...

And a wrestling match in the front yard...

I would have missed seeing my youngest daughters dancing in the sun...

And watching them run through the hay...

I would have missed out on helping them make clover/honeysuckle "crowns"...

And ending the day on a very happy note...  :)

Young mothers, please take the time to enjoy your children. With two grown children, I am speaking from experience by saying, "The days are long, but the years are short." Once these years are gone, you will never get them back.  Soak up every moment!

I hope you have a blessing-filled day!

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