Our weeks get hectic, we don’t let ourselves stop to think, and before we know it, time has flown by. I’m sure every parent has these moments of revelation when they wish time could slow down.
Todd and I have had a crazy few weeks, well month, really. (Hence the lack of posts this week). It has been difficult to stop and focus just on our family. Our to-do lists have clouded our thoughts, and this past Friday night we had a reality check.
Nothing earth-shattering happened. We had been together most of the day. My brother had a big day, and we traveled to Greensboro to celebrate him. We’re very proud of him!
When we got home that evening we decided not to immediately get back to our to-do lists. We took Davis on a wagon ride, enjoyed some quality time together, and did our best to take a family selfie.
Late that night we were both busy. I had a large baking order for the weekend, so I was in the kitchen. Todd’s family was coming into town the next day, so he was cleaning. We were listening to country music on Pandora, when Darius Rucker’s “It Won’t Be Like This for Long” song came on. I think we were both almost brought to tears. Todd even suggested getting Davis out of bed. And you know you don’t wake a sleeping baby!
We didn’t wake him up, but it was so good for us to have that moment. The song says,
It won’t be like this for long. One day soon we’ll look back laughing at the week we brought her home. These days are gonna fly by, so baby just hold on. It won’t be like this for long.
Having a baby has rocked our world. I’m sure every parent can echo that, and the ones with multiple kids are thinking, “you just wait.” Being a parent is incredibly hard, but so much more rewarding. It is easy for us to be tired and stressed and bogged down. It is difficult to open up our minds and see the big picture.
I know that God set aside that moment for us as a reality check, and I am so grateful. I needed to be reminded that my job as Mommy is so much more important than having a clean house or a gourmet meal on the table each night. I am certainly a work in progress, but I’m praying that God will continue refining me, teaching me, and giving me moments like this one to reflect.
And just because it’s cute, here’s a great picture of my boys at a party the next day. I am so blessed!