Tuesday, May 11, 2010

When I Grow Up...

Today is just one of those days. All of my plans and to-do lists are not getting to-done. In my Type A personality, I feel my frustration and anxiety levels rise as the little people here cause so many "interruptions" in what "needs" to get done! This is not an uncommon occurrence, nor is it uncommon that I have my priorities out of line.

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!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing Julie! I've also learned that spending time with my children and family is more important. It makes me sad my girls are growing up so fast! I went from being a neat freak to a messy freak. It's so frustrating sometimes to look at and live in my messy house.