Today is February 28. Six years ago, I gave birth to my first and my most precious little girl. I can’t believe that it has been that long. More and more as the days go by, I realize that these long days turn into years gone by – very quickly! I want to take in every moment to enjoy my daughter being young.
I tell myself all the time, “Jennifer, stop what you are doing and play with your daughter.” I have regretted in times past that she has asked me to play something with her and Mommy has been “too busy”. I want to make that change today! I don’t ever want to be too busy! Their hearts are too precious to turn away. It’s the little things we do as moms, that may not seem like a lot to us but in reality, mean the world to our children.
As my daughter turns six today, I realize that I have already missed so many moments to have fun and be spontaneous and I don’t want to have any more regrets. Those dishes can wait, the laundry can wait and picking up toys that will eventually be pulled right back out, can wait too!
Children love to have fun. Their little hearts are so sweet, tender and innocent and just love to always have fun.
Did you know that the average four-year old laughs four hundred times a day?! They find humor in the simplest things.
Oh, to find such joy in the simple things of life! We can learn so much from our children–if we will just pay attention to the lessons before us.
Too many of us have forgotten how to have fun! I certainly don’t want to look back when my children are grown and say,
“I wish I had loosened up. I wish I’d had more fun.” I want to do that now, while I can make the change and make a difference in my children’s lives.
Opportunities for fun happen on a regular basis–as mothers we choose to either maximize the moments or minimize the fun.
I really want to try harder in maximizing the fun and to stop worrying about a schedule or cleaning up messes after the fun! I truly want my children to have sweet memories about the fun, special times we created at the impromptu moments!
So, as I celebrate the six years I have had with my daughter, I look back and see where I can improve in these areas and by God’s help,
I want to create happier memories and just have a good time!
Our children are only little once! So, go ahead!!! Be a fun mom! You’ll never regret it!