{inspiring} love

Sunday, December 4, 2011

"You are the author of their storybook, writing memories and elements of their character every day. Make it meaningful. Give them wonder." -Kelle Hampton

Such a simple, and full to the very brim with truth, thing to say.

As a full time mumma, I find that some days it is easy to fall into the trappings of being too tired, too busy, too impatient, too rushed, too stressed, too much work, too little reward, too messy, too little "me" time...too, too, too many excuses.

We all say it regarding one thing or another in our lives. 

"I wish I could be/do/achieve such and such, but I am too this and that."

But after reading that simple quote, it shone a whole new light, and a very bright one at that, on how I really am writing my boys' story. EVERYDAY.

Am I really too tired to play our twentieth round of hide and seek? Am I really too busy to read whatever book is hot that day for the fourth time? Am I really, really, truly all the "too" things that I say I am?

Nope, not for these sweet little dudes.

I recently read another quote that said something along the lines of, "if you want something with the very core of who you are, then you will stop at NOTHING to achieve it...".

At my very core there is one very simple, enduring desire; I want to fill my children's lives with joy, wonder and contentment. I want them to be steeped in the knowledge that they are so deeply loved that nothing in my life will ever be more important than they are right at this very moment.

I know that there will come a day when I will no longer be their world. When I will no longer be the maker and breaker in what constitutes an amazing day. When I will no longer be able to soothe away all the hurts. I will have to let them go and watch them create their own joys and survive their own struggles.

Ah, but for now?

Bring on another thirty rounds of hide and seek if it keeps their eyes wide with excitement every time they find me or I find them. And, heck yes, I will read that book four more times, complete with the proper voice for each character, if it keeps the belly giggles coming.

I will, I will, I will.

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