Friday, October 12, 2012

Five Minute Friday: Race








 









Each day starts in my mind like a race. Racing for what, I'm not always sure. Racing to accomplish. Racing to meet people's expectations. Racing to finish. And it seems in the racing during the day I miss out on life. I get frustrated when the race gets slowed down by spilled beads, kids' questions, unexpected guests, distracted interests. And, at the end of the day, after I finish the race and put the kids in bed I wonder, what did I just do? Was the race that important? Did I miss out on valuable moments? Was it worth losing my temper for the hundreth time when what I hoped to accomplish did not get accomplished? And so, the last few days, I've tried to slow down, to run with meaningful purpose. To take a deep breath and tell myself, it will get done in due time. And so I can enjoy the little faces that I am so fortunate to see every day...for I am reminded these faces will not always be here. These moments will soon pass.

 
Five Minute Friday

4 comments:

Heather said...

I am "racing" through the to do's of the day right with you! Great pictures of the little people in your life worth slowing down for! I have four little ones to slow down for too. Thanks for sharing!

Denise said...

Such a sweet post.

Dionne said...

Exactly!! Your children are so adorable!!!!!! And worth every moment of letting other things pile up.

Courtney said...

these pictures are SO beautiful! and your words, like always, are so beautiful too!!! appreciate you!