Last night my husband and I were up in the middle of the night feeding our newborn baby boy. Ok, I was feeding but he gets up with me and sits with me while I feed the baby to “help and make it fair”…his words not mine, I promise.
We were talking about how much he seems to have grown in just over a week. Neither of us want him to grow up. Stay small baby boy, stay small!
When the triplets were infants we went into survival mode and didn’t really get the chance to sit and enjoy each moment. This time we want to do it differently.
The other day we went to mark the girls height on the door frame like we often do and get this…they grew! What. When did that happen. I didn’t even notice. It was just an inch or so but it took me off guard and I had to stop and wonder what I’ve been missing while they’ve been growing.
We want to slow down.
We want to breath.
We want to under schedule.
We want to work less and snuggle more.
We want to just sit and be a family.
We will no longer waste a single moment that we can spend loving on our children or just being still with them. We will no longer commit to anything that takes away from being still with our children or takes us away from watching them grow.
Why do we feel the need to stay busy or say that we’re busy?
Busy is overrated.
We over book our kids these days in an effort to make them the best at everything. Games and practices are scheduled all weekend and most of time during the week. There’s after school activities, sports, plays, homework, dance, band and tutoring. We seem to think that having our calendar full gives us some sort of value. It doesn’t.
Our family is over it.
Being busy doesn’t make us important. We’ve realized that our kids would rather be home hanging out with us than booked for all kinds of activities. Being a close, loving and relaxed family makes us important in our home.
Let’s all just slow down. Take it down a notch and enjoy the very simple things that we sacrifice when we try to keep ourselves so busy. Let’s just sit, breath and soak up every moment that we have with our families. Let’s be still.
Who are we trying to keep up with anyways?
Well, if you’re trying to catch up with my family it’s going to be pretty easy from now on because we are about to slow down to a snail’s pace and enjoy every slow second of it.
The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. – Lamentations 3:25 (KJV