The other night as I was feeding Hayden before bed I kept thinking, “I wish he would hurry up and finish eating so I can get back downstairs and clean up the kitchen. I have to finish the dishes and the clothes need to be thrown in the dryer. I haven’t hardly gotten to talk to Robbie since he got home from work, etc.”
In that very moment I looked down at my precious boy and I got so mad at myself.
How dare I wish these moments away! He is only going to be this little for a short time. Pretty soon he’ll be telling me to stay out of his room!
I stopped and asked God to forgive me for trying to hurry him up and said a prayer of thankfulness.
I just stared at this child that I have been blessed with, tried to soak up every last minute before I put him in his crib and told myself to never wish those moments away again.
As moms, it’s so easy for us to get caught up in everything we have to get done around the house. There is always something pulling us in a million and one directions, but our kids….our kids should always be number one. These moments are fleeting.
Especially in the wake of the tragedy in CT, I can’t help but hold Hayden a little tighter and kiss him a little more.
I am so blessed to have my baby here with me and I will NOT wish that away.