Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A New Perspective on a New Goal

Can you change your goal after only a few days of having it?

On Saturday I was sitting watching Hannah's basketball game (more descriptions and pictures later) with my mother-in-law. I was telling her about my new goal and what I was hoping to achieve. She listened patiently and then in all her wisdom said, "You know, in this journey of motherhood, this is a very short season. Before long, they will not want to climb in your bed to snuggle in the mornings."

After I got over the initial weepiness of realization that my kiddos are growing  million times faster than I'd like them to, I processed the truth of her words . . . and it made me think . . . is it so bad?!

I was still aiming to give it a try this week and was off to a terrible start as I totally forgot to set my alarm. Hannah climbed up into my bed, snuggled under my blankets and said (in her morning grogginess) "I love that you are my mom and I love that you snuggle with me in the mornings."

I'm not making this up . . . I couldn't have written a better script if I tried . . . it was the sweetest moment and a great reminder that the years are short . . .

I'm not giving up entirely on the idea . . . and think I could use to get up and at it at least a few days a week . . .but no more stress or expectations or feeling like I 'failed' when I don't pop right up out of bed because I would have missed that once-in-a-lifetime moment this morning that made my whole day . . . a long hot shower had nothing on snuggling my not-so-little-anymore girl . . .

1 comment:

  1. Love it! To everything there is a season...maybe this is your snuggle season! My kiddos already passed that by (boys?)...maybe someday we'll be up for an "early" morning study...until then, enjoy your girls!


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