Today my daughters and I are at a specific place in our journey together. Each age and stage we encounter has its positives and negatives and is but a stepping stone from where we were to where we are going. Where we are Now is a good place to be.
Now I read aloud at bedtime chapter books we all three enjoy
Now I pack lunches for school and know what they’re eating
Now they love to surprise me by secretly doing chores without being told
Now the playroom floor is littered with doll dresses and pink Legos
Now the bathroom smells floral and girly
Now I know enough to help with homework
Now the refrigerator door is covered with pictures from art class and homemade magnets
Now shopping for clothes together is fun
Now they want to snuggle on my lap
Now I ease their hurts with hugs and kisses
So in this moment I pause, not remembering the past or anticipating the future, but celebrating…Now.
This post is linked to Tuesdays Unwrapped hosted by Chatting at the Sky.
Wonderful encouragment to stop and embrace the NOW. It's so true that the good can be found at each stage, it's hard to step back to see it in the midst of seasonal struggles, but if you do, it makes life so much sweeter (and much more bearable). 😉
Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama says
Enjoy the now..that is what I am praying for the strength to do as well!
oh… perfect. how often the now gets overlooked for yesterday and tomorrow….
This is really sweet. Such a good reminder to enjoy the moment.
Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com
It Feels Like Chaos says
So true about each age and stage having positives and negatives and you are so wise to focus on the positives. I have to constantly remind myself to focus on the positives of age two-and-a-half, even if the negative is throwing his sippy cup at me!
Now, I am reminded to celebrate. Thank you.
Life with Kaishon says
What a great post and what a great reminder to celebrate the NOW : )