I take a lot for granted. I need to really work on that. I need to stop assuming, until I know all of the facts. I need to stop expecting, and do more appreciating. I need to stop stressing, and learn how to live in the moment. Before I know it, tie will have gone by, and I will have lost so much time.
My youngest daughter wanted me to have a “sleepover” with her last night in the living room. So, I kissed my husband goodnight, as he went upstairs to bed, and my daughter and I made our beds on the couch, and watched cartoons until we fell asleep. Priceless.
My oldest wanted to show me some of her art she has been working on, and she sat with me. I listened attentively as she talked about her passion for art. I made the time for her, though I had 100 other things to do. I need to start doing this more, with all of my children.
My husband has been single handedly building an addition onto our home. It has taken four years, as he is doing it alone, and the light is finally at the end of the tunnel. I helped him this weekend, and realized how much pressure he has been living with for the past four years. The stress of working a 40+ hour a week job, and having the weight of building a better home for our family on his shoulders. I have been very insensitive to his stress. I have turned it into “poor me” when really all he is doing is for the kids and I. How selfish I have been! As we worked on the house together this weekend, we had the chance to talk, and get excited about the progress and the future. It was very much needed time, that we should have been taking together a long time ago.
My son moved into his new bedroom late last week. He spent the whole day organizing everything, and hanging up his posters. He was so proud to show me his finished room, and was so excited to have a new space of his own. It literally took 10 minutes out of my day to listen to him talk about his room. I need to learn that time is precious, no matter the amount that is given.
I have been trying to find ways to not be so anxious, and not worry as much as I have been. Baby steps in the right direction. We are all going to be just fine.