Archive | April, 2015

What I Want For My Birthday

12 Apr

I want to freeze time and make them stay this age forever. HB is 8 and the twins turned 5 this week. I so badly want to be able to fully fathom that these are the meaningful moments. My Dad gave me a book when I was a little girl called, The Precious Present. It was about the simple concept that all we have is the here and now. I’m not sure if I grasped it as a ten year old, but It has always stuck with me and now I get it. Today is a gift if you let it be one. It will never happen again. 

Before I know it, I will have a teenager and then three teenagers at the same time. That thought is scary. That idea for me is actually terrifying. As a young teenager I was every parents worst nightmare. Not that I think that will happen to any of my kids. I am doing everything in my power to make sure that doesn’t happen.

But- just in case things do go sideways during puberty and adolescence, for the next few years I am going to:    

Deeply sink into every cuddle on the couch. I am going to let them sneak into my room when they feel scared at night. I am going to let them sit on my lap even if my legs fall asleep. I am going to hold their hands every chance I get. I am going to read them a book every time they ask even when they know how to read. I will carry them to their beds when they fall asleep in the car. I will sing them their goodnight prayer every single night for as long as they will let me. 

The Precious Present. 



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