The more mobile my daughter gets, the more she is on a warpath to destroy, leaving a trail of items all over the home. My bottom dresser drawers are constantly being emptied onto the floor. Sometimes, I just can’t get to all of the messes, as someone always needs something from Mom. That saying of cleaning a home with kids is like shoveling snow while it’s snowing…so very true!
With all the messes and loudness of kids, I tell myself often that it’s ok. It’s not as important to stress over messes as it is to savor the short time that I have my kids living at home. It’s going by so fast, and I’m finally realizing this.
I’m trying harder than ever to savor. I didn’t savor enough when I was a younger mom with a couple kids. I was just trying to learn how the heck to mother and take care of little ones. I don’t think I had time to savor when I was nursing a baby stuck on a couch, with a toddler eating dog food in the kitchen. Yes, no time to savor. Yet now, time, trials, and blessings have instilled within me a greater level of gratitude for what I have, and for my sweet children having good moments that make me smile. Here’s to savoring.