Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The Tug

Why does there never seem to be enough time in the day? Half the day goes by and I have no idea what I've accomplished...a list of to do's a mile long. I have a ton of projects that I want to do (organizing and decorating the basement, scrapbooking, cleaning out closets, etc.) and I never seem to get any of it done. I sit down at the computer to pay a bill or check e-mail, or I stand in the kitchen to unload the dishwasher or cook and I feel it.....the tug. The tug on my pant leg from this adorable little girl God has blessed us with. She is in a clingy phase right now and actually wants to be held. She tugs on my pant leg and lifts up her arms towards me as if to say "please pick me up mommy"....and so, I do. I leave the dishes, I leave the papers on the desk and I soak up every second with my beautiful daughter. She is my first priority and everything else that I want to get done will just have to wait. It has taken me a while to realize that I will just have to let some things go. That my house won't be spotless everyday. That I may have to stay up late and get up early to do things that have to get done. And I am at peace with that because this little wonder has changed life as I knew it...oh how I love her!


Lacey said...

"That my house won't be spotless everyday."

Jenn, I am truly impressed by this statement...you've come a LONG way! ;) And are such a good mommy!

Talia said...

this took me so long to learn. I'm so glad you realize and are enjoying every second of your precious daughter. My first born will be 5 in a month, and I cannot BELIEVE how fast it all went by!!
The house-cleaning and other chores will always be there tomorrow. :)

Amy said...

I am totally with you! It is hard sometimes, but I would so much rather look back and think that I didn't get things done, than look back and think I didn't spend enough time with my son! Enjoy the clingy phase...you know it won't last long!

Sara said...

So so sweet. This is a great reminder of what's important. Thanks.

Mimi said...

I'm so proud of the daughter I raised. Trust me, you'll have time to make sure your house is perfect and nothing left undone. Until then, enjoy her.

Love, Mom

Tim said...

This is a great post!