Friday, October 19, 2012

look (day 19)

Joining with five minute Friday on the topic of look and incorporating it into my topic of waiting, Find out all about FMF here.

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I waited for each of them to sleep through the night. (One took longer than the other.) I waited for crawling and "mama" and first steps. And on some weary days I find myself waiting for more independence, for diaper freedom, for meals where they will be able to cut their own food. 

And in all of this waiting I sometimes forget to look.  I forget to look at the Duplo towers and houses made from leftover boxes.  I forget to look at the way they giggle with delight at the simplest things - a wrestling match on the floor.  I forget to look at the messes that I clean up every hour and the endless piles of books I read to them  as a gift of creative kids who don't require endless tv - they just want endless me.

Each phase of childhood - and as a result mommyhood - has it's trials and it's blessings.  I hope that I don't get so busy waiting to be out of this phase's trials that I miss looking at the blessings.

Stop.

12 comments:

  1. Aww. I <3 this!!! I completely understand. I've looked forward to the milestones so often that I've forgotten how to enjoy the stage they're in.

    :-)

    Praying blessings for you and your precious Babes.

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    1. I wonder if it is our culture - always wanting more/something different? I just need to make myself slow down - counterculture and enjoy the ride. Blessings to you as well.

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  2. I know what you mean! Just sent our youngest to kindergarten this fall - a moment I've been waiting for - and am feeling this tension you describe. Thanks for sharing this.

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  3. I can't imagine that you would, Amanda. Praying that you don't!
    Blessings,
    Felecia

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    1. Thank you. Praying that I don't. I think just being aware helps, and giving myself some grace, too.

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    1. Thank you! It is one of my faves. Oh, and random - I am going to message you a shoe question. :)

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  5. Great blog and great series! I just wanted to let you know I nominated you for a blog award. If you're interested in participating you can follow the instructions on my blog http://holdingthedistaff.blogspot.com/2012/10/you-mean-people-actually-read-this.html. Keep it up!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words here and on your blog. I have done that award thing before, but I will do it again if I can wait until after this series is over. (Unless I can figure out how to make it fit.)

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