With 4 kids and a crazy busy schedule, it’s easy to forget to stop….take a breath….and just open your eyes to the beauty and blessings around you.
I just had one of those rare moments where nobody was yelling “MOM!”, I wasn’t cleaning, correcting, helping, watching closely…one of those moments where I had time to look around and just enjoy the pictures that surrounded me.
2 kids were in the pool, 2 kids were helping eachother with an outdoor puzzle, 1 kid was inside helping Dad cook. I am one of those moms that doesn’t necessrily enjoy playing pretend and getting in the pool, but could spend hours watching my kids play. I just can’t get enough of watching their minds as they play pretend and interact… watching them run around, laughing and enjoying each other.
For a few moments, time seemed to stand still. For a few moments, I got to be on the outside looking in on my kids. For a few moments I had the chance to look around and admire the pine trees that I always say I hate, but actually make a cool area in our yard…and I was able to take a minute to thank God for our dream home and yard…the perfect place for us to raise our tiny humans. I was able to feel the full gratitude of this family he has blessed me with.
I love these moments. These moments where time seems to stand still and I am able to appreciate all I have and the beauty around me. I get to feel rejuvenated from the demands of life and feelings of not being able to keep up.
And as quick as I grabbed my iPad, snatched these pictures, and opened up to write this blog, the boy helping with dinner was by my side talking non-stop (I do love is robot voice), goggles were thrown at me to fix because the strap broke, and a 3 year old ran over crying because his ice melted in his lemonade.
But that’s okay. All I needed were those few minutes to remind me how amazing this life is.