Yes. This. And this again.
Parenting isn’t about stuff and getting it perfect – it’s about this. Watch. And remember.
I had forgotten just a bit.
I forgot the beauty of the sand in my toes and the look of delight on my preschooler’s face. Or the rainbows dotting the sky after a thunderstorm clears. Or sometimes to even slow down and push the hair back on my four year old while he’s sleeping and simply kiss him goodnight. I live in a go here and go there and never stop world and even though I write about moments and joy I still find myself getting stuck in the frenzy of the busy.
Today? After I watched this? I remembered.
You know what? I may mess up. I may not be perfect. I may not even think I’m an awesome mom. But you know what? I love my kids. I fight for my kids. I try, work, give, and don’t quit. And that matters. And that matters for you as well. It matters what you do day in and day out and day in and day out and again like the rinse cycle on the washing machine – it matters even if it’s the most ordinary. It’s the giving of self, giving of time, the teaching, and all of that that matters.
Love them. Not stuff.
Give them time.
That’s what matters.
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