Thursday, December 15, 2011

Yesterdays are piling up too fast...

Today's blog comes with instructions:
Click play on the song below...and listen as you read the rest of this blog that I am typing as tears roll down my face...
(I first heard of Mindy Gledhill, on one of the blogs that first inspired me to blog..it wasn't about make-up or beauty, but about how beautiful a mama blog can be and a story that will inspire you...nieniedialogues.blogspot.com)


above is a picture of my Jordan when he was small...
he's now nearly 15...
my hair was short...
and tears are falling from my eyes, almost as fast as it feels that years have gone by since this picture...

he melted my heart from the moment I first knew he was growing in my belly...
when I said, "you're the apple of my eye"...and he replied, "you're the carrot of me"...
i wish, I could just go back and hold him again in my arms....
he's way taller than me now and sounds like a man...
and it feel like just a little bit ago...I would cuddle up with him and we'd both fall fast asleep...
He was a gift from God...after only being married for a few months we weren't planning on a baby....but God always has better plans than we do...
Jordan has been one of the greatest blessings in my life...
Even on the hardest days of being a mom, the heartache and stress that a teenage son can bring...
are worth every bit...
I treasure every moment...every moment of feeling overwhelmed, exhausted...and when he came down to get a drink in the middle of the night and he saw I was still up editing...
and said, "I don't know how you can stay up and work this late mom...."
and I said, "I have to, because I'm your mama...and sometimes the only times moms can work is late into the night when their babies are sleeping"...

No matter how tired, frustrated, overwhelmed, over-worked you feel...
know that those little hands won't always be little and fit in your hand...
they won't look up to you and think that you are the one who can make everything better-
now Jordan is too tall and just looks down at me...and I'm not the only one he wants to be around...
 anymore.

If your little ones are still small...treasure every moment of being their hero, their favorite person to show tricks to, read to, dance for, and make happy....
They live to make you smile...they thrive off you telling them how amazing, great, beautiful, talented and strong they are...
An "I love you", wraps them in the love they need to make it in this world.
An "it's ok, we can clean that up" after a mess or accident, gives them the confidence to know a mistake isn't the end of the world...
And realizing a gentle, patient, kind mama that teaches and loves...
is always better than a threatening, harsh disciplinarian that breaks the very spirit of their kids...

You can never get time back...
I can never get that little baby back...you will never get each day that slips away back...
Take the hands of your little one, shower them in love, shower them in praise, walk along side them down the paths of their dreams...
play, make believe, imagine, dance, sing...hug and cuddle, have fun at the grocery store...let them weigh the fruit, don't be in a hurry...
if you hurry up all the time....
you'll hurry into the future and miss out on all these precious moments that you'll never get back...

let the laundry pile up and dance one more dance with your baby in your arms...
you'll always have laundry...but not that baby to hold in your arms...
you were a planned blessing too...huge hugs... kandee
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