Friday, July 30, 2010

Enjoying the Little Years

Reading is such a favorite pastime of mine!

I can get lost in the pages of a good book for hours! {well, that was pre-kids!}

I have books upon books filling two bookshelves in our computer room! {and yes, I have read almost half of them!}

The library and used bookstores are some of my favorite places to go. I especially love going by myself to simply just browse! {not something that I have done...by myself...in a long time!}

One of my favorite "smells" is the crisp, clean, pages of a brand, new, book when you open it for the first time! {strange? maybe!}
Lately, though, it just seems like it is getting harder and harder to fit some time into my day to just sit and read a few pages of a good book. {other than my Bible, that is}

Motherhood pretty much runs you until you have nothing left to give at the end of the day and then runs you some more!

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It is the toughest job in the world, but has the greatest rewards!

Usually, by the time I do get "time" to myself, I am exhausted and fall asleep!

But, I know that when the day gets too stressful, I need to just take a deep breath and remember to call upon the LORD for strength to get me through.

I will enjoy whatever "quiet" time I get to myself in the day...whether it be 5 minutes or an hour!

For, I know, one day, far too soon, my children are going to be older, doing their own thing!

They won't want me to read them a story or color outside with sidewalk chalk.

No more messy kitchens after My Busy Bee helps me make Oatmeal Cookies.

No more cries from My Little Man to just simply be cuddled!

It will all be gone! Just like that!

Then, I will have all the time in the world to myself. {and most likely hate it!}

I will enjoy them while they are young! Every hug, kiss, cry, or laugh! It is all so precious and so few, as their childhood days are numbered!

Dear Gracious Father, thank you for my blessings! Help me to take the time each day to really appreciate my children and all that they bring to my life! Let me not get to stressed and too rushed to enjoy them, while they are young! In Jesus' precious name, Amen!

Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her. ~ Proverbs 31:28


2 comments:

  1. I'm worried that you didn't get the swap package that I sent. Please let me know one way or the other. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hey Amy! You're the winner of my blog giveaway of the Yada Yada books! :) Will you email your address to itsmelanie@gmail.com please? I'll get these out to you ASAP. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete

I love hearing from my readers! Thanks for stopping by and saying "Hi"!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Enjoying the Little Years

Reading is such a favorite pastime of mine!

I can get lost in the pages of a good book for hours! {well, that was pre-kids!}

I have books upon books filling two bookshelves in our computer room! {and yes, I have read almost half of them!}

The library and used bookstores are some of my favorite places to go. I especially love going by myself to simply just browse! {not something that I have done...by myself...in a long time!}

One of my favorite "smells" is the crisp, clean, pages of a brand, new, book when you open it for the first time! {strange? maybe!}
Lately, though, it just seems like it is getting harder and harder to fit some time into my day to just sit and read a few pages of a good book. {other than my Bible, that is}

Motherhood pretty much runs you until you have nothing left to give at the end of the day and then runs you some more!

Photobucket

It is the toughest job in the world, but has the greatest rewards!

Usually, by the time I do get "time" to myself, I am exhausted and fall asleep!

But, I know that when the day gets too stressful, I need to just take a deep breath and remember to call upon the LORD for strength to get me through.

I will enjoy whatever "quiet" time I get to myself in the day...whether it be 5 minutes or an hour!

For, I know, one day, far too soon, my children are going to be older, doing their own thing!

They won't want me to read them a story or color outside with sidewalk chalk.

No more messy kitchens after My Busy Bee helps me make Oatmeal Cookies.

No more cries from My Little Man to just simply be cuddled!

It will all be gone! Just like that!

Then, I will have all the time in the world to myself. {and most likely hate it!}

I will enjoy them while they are young! Every hug, kiss, cry, or laugh! It is all so precious and so few, as their childhood days are numbered!

Dear Gracious Father, thank you for my blessings! Help me to take the time each day to really appreciate my children and all that they bring to my life! Let me not get to stressed and too rushed to enjoy them, while they are young! In Jesus' precious name, Amen!

Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her. ~ Proverbs 31:28


2 comments:

  1. I'm worried that you didn't get the swap package that I sent. Please let me know one way or the other. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hey Amy! You're the winner of my blog giveaway of the Yada Yada books! :) Will you email your address to itsmelanie@gmail.com please? I'll get these out to you ASAP. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete

I love hearing from my readers! Thanks for stopping by and saying "Hi"!

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