I am thankful how God uses my children to reprioritize my life. If left to my own devices, my goal is to get everything on "MY" to-do list done. However, God cares much more for my heart and the hearts of my children to let me simply get by, by just getting things done. At the end of the day, He is ultimately concerned that me and my family love one another and that my precious children know they are loved by Him. My God cares about relationships much more than laundry or vacuuming or even how much school we got done.
Today, Samantha, who is 3, said something that tickled me and I keep mulling it over. She said, "When I grow up, I will be in kindergarten!" Her proclamation was announced with such enthusiasm and confidence. At first, I thought, "How cute!" But the more I thought about it, the more I realized my days with her as "my baby" are fleeting! She already has her eyes set on growing up and "being big".
So, instead of stressing out about what "should" get done today, I am baking cookies with my children and spending time getting to know them. Because tomorrow they will be all grown up and go to kindergarten!