Thursday, March 20, 2014
It's Tuesday night as I type this post and I have about 10 minutes before I need to run out to pick up Jonathon. He's trying out for the middle school play...I'll keep you posted on how he does. I'm simply proud that he has the confidence to want to do it!
But...that's not the point of my post. I've been running around a lot lately, work, kids, work, kids, and oh yeah...me and Pat too. Through it all, I've been trying to remind myself to cherish "it". Each day that "it" may be something different. A kiss on Marcel and Collin's cheeks when they are still sleeping in the morning and I'm heading out to work. A quick cuddle on the couch with Pat. A walk with a dear friend. Running late for a carpool. A text from Ryan. Time watching my kids in a school concert or perform for show choir. Eye contact and a sweet smile from Jonathon. Solving a problem at work. A good laugh with my mum. No matter what "it" is I'm trying to cherish "it". A lot of the rushing isn't going away. Life with four boys, a fabulous hubby and work will likely always be a rush, but I'm trying to listen to that voice in my head that says, "cherish it". I know soon I'm going to blink and Ryan will be in college and before I know it...all of them will be out of the house. And I have hopes for their future that they are blessed enough to be as happy as my parents were and as happy as we are. So...I'm trying not to rush...trying to cherish it and be oh so thankful that I have a lot of "it" to cherish. This is my gentle reminder to you, my blogging friends, whatever in your life is causing you to rush. Make sure you stop, cherish it, and don't forget the I love yous and thank yous for those in your life that your cherish.
And...I'm sharing a card made last night for the current Clean & Simple class. Love how Julie Ebersole taught us to emboss the outside and have a label on the inside. I had fun creating a little scene with Verve stamps.
Time Out Challenge has several days left to play! Be sure to pop on over!