The Topic this week is
Stay right here.
That’s what I want to do. I want to stay in this place of comfort. This time where my children are still young and they still beg me to stay.
It’s fleeting. Do we really and truly understand that?
Each moment takes us to another. Each moment is an opportunity for growth and change.
But, staying here, and now…it’s safe. I know what this moment consists of.
This moment, here and now- there is no pain. No pain of loss or new grief.
Old grief, walking through the pain of death can be kept at a distance. The pain of a baby lost in the womb, parents divorced, a brother killed, a mother whose life was so full of pain and agony, now gone.
Here- stay here.
They still hug my neck. They still desire each moment of my attention.
“Mommy, look, I’m stronger without my teeth I just lost.” The little guys words fill my heart with joy. Oh, to be six again.
“Look Mommy, I wrote you another letter and see the pretty picture I made. I love you, Mommy. Now, may I please snuggle with you tonight until Daddy gets home.”
“Hey, Mom! Did you see what I did on that swing! Quick, come watch how high I can fly into the air! I can spin while I do it, too.”
In the moments of despair. Those moments that are hard on a Mama’s hearts. Where we work and pray and beg that their hearts will be given over. Those moments where they fight or argue. Those moments we wish would just fly away and we could hurry past this stage we might be in.
We need to remember to just stay.
The moments pass quickly….find joy in the beauty of each second. Leave the computer, the phone, the world and just
in that moment with your sweet ones….it will be gone in the blink of an eye.
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