Here I am on this lovely spring Monday morning with my cup of coffee beside me. It’s a yummy morning.
I hope to make the most of today because I sure need it and so do my boys. My babies will both be home with me since they’re sick and they actually want to help me clean up around the house. They crave my attention. My prayer is that today I am mindful of that need of theirs: my attention, on them. They’re fun people and they’re little and it makes such a difference in their lives, I know, the difference between those days I am content to say, “Yes, go play your video games,” so that I can do whatever it is I’m obsessing over in the moment. I know it makes a real difference in their lives to have my undivided attention because Porter has told me so, in not so many words, in his little-boy way of saying it.
The thing is, I can generally go about my day however I like as long as I am not writing or crocheting, and still do whatever I like and give them my attention, too. They love to help with the dishes and laundry and those are really my only other missions these days.
But today… Today…there is a big box of 24 colors of Play-Doh sitting on our kitchen counter that I can hear Liam exclaim “Yeah!” to when I ask if he wants to play.
Today…we need to break out the bubbles that are also on the kitchen counter.
Today…we need to make new pictures for Daddy to hang in his office.
And yes, we also need to do at least 1 load of laundry and dishes today.
If I can get all that done today, I will feel like it’s been a fulfilling day, a day worth giving in my life.
I am a lucky woman indeed.