Thursday, February 04, 2010

Mom...are you coming?

This is what Nick says, everynight, as he's ready for bed and wants me to come down and pray with him and tuck him in. I've been thinking for sometime now that maybe he's too old for this?  He'll be 13 soon, isn't it ok to just hug him and send him off to bed?  Sometimes I just don't feel like getting up off the couch, or off the computer, or whatever I happen to be doing at the moment and go down and tuck him in. 

Never again. 

Never again will I tell him I'm too busy to spend that time with him.  Never again will I tell Kyle that I'm not going to sit with him in the bathroom while he takes his shower so that we can talk....something he always asks me to do, and I used to do faithfully.  Never again will I wait too long to tuck Hope in, so that when I finally get to her room she is already asleep, and I missed it.  I missed the opportunity to sit on her bed and listen to her tell me about what is on her heart.  Just us.  And never again will I let Vinny saunter off to his room without a bedtime hug. 

I won't anymore let myself be too busy.  Or too lazy.  Or too distracted.  If I do, as the days and years go by, I'll miss what is truly important.  So here I sit after watching this video, with tears streaming down my cheeks, promising to myself - never again.  

4 comments:

  1. What a great reminder. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Anonymous2/06/2010

    this is beautiful! in any family that has a lot of life ever surging forward..i'm thinking is very difficult to JUST take one step at a time. maybe mom or dad, that should be part of what our daily prayers for our families should be or closer yet a prayer for ourselves..one step at a time..live this moment the God has blest us with. thank you for sharing Lisa! i'm praising god for His protecting mercy for YOU this week! enjoy THIS day! :) love to you sista! debbie

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  3. Thank you Debbie! I so need the prayers, and the reminders to live life one day...one step at a time! Love you too :)

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  4. Thanks for sharing, I sooo needed to hear that. :)

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