Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Simple Things

A good friend recently reminded me to slow down and enjoy the simple things in life.

These crazy days with little ones will not last forever.

I become blinded by my daily tasks sometimes and often don't take the time to slow down and enjoy the little moments.

 I pray posts like this one will help me remember those moments when my boys are grown.

Funny how easy it is to let all the "to-do's" make us feel like we are drowning and also make us feel as though we are inadequate when we spend the entire day moving 100 miles an hour and still have a long list of unaccomplished items for the next day, or the day after that.

So this post is a tribute to some of the little moments I have cherished recently...

Two big boys wanting to be like their little brother

My littlest man exploring the world from his hands and knees

The same discoverer easily entertained by an echoing hallway

Drawings of super heros, spiders, and adventures of "stick men" that are covering our fridge

The beginning of a bond between two brothers

Graham cracker faces

A baby quickly becoming a little boy!

A precious picture from a pumpkin patch adventure

     Help me cherish these days of little sleep, full to-do lists, endless loads of laundry, stepped on toys, sticky kisses, and roles in imaginary worlds.  Thank you for moments like these that help me remember how thankful I am to be the mother of 3 BOYS!  Despite feeling like I am being pulled in 1,000 directions and I that there isn't enough of me to go around or that I am failing as a mother, You give me moments like this to remind me that is not true. 

    Help me to ignore the dust bunnies, dirty kitchen floor, and piles of things to be put away or organized all around my house.  Help me to cherish this time where these 3 little boys still look up to me for guidance, advice, and magical hugs that make any owie go away. 

     I pray for many more days of encouraging, playing, and teaching these 3 precious gifts. Please give me strength to be a light and example for these little boys so I can help shape and mold them into the men you have created them to be. 

     P.S. I would also like to pray for more sleep and a cleaning lady too ;0) 

    Yours Truly,
       One  Extremely Blessed Momma


Cindy and company said...

A friend of mine taught me to claim the victories of the day. After I make breakfast and get it cleaned up I do the V-I-C-T-O-R-Y cheer because it really is a victory! Did you get a load of clothes in the wash? Cheer. Floor swept? Cheer. Lunch made? Babies napping? Kiss for your husband? Cheer. In this way we are not feeling defeated. We accomplish alot each and every day. That doesn't mean that we get all done that we think needs to be done. But if we can get done what the Lord asks us to do (being wife and mother) then we've really done something! Live in VICTORY dear sister!

Richard and Becky said...

Thanks Cindy! You are such an encouragement to me and a mentor! I miss visiting with you and your giant coffee cup, sharing snickerdoodle salad, and chatting about life. Hugs from GF!

Stacy said...

So true. I love it! A good reminder for all of us to enjoy the 'little things' that we're often too busy for. Thank you for sharing!