As we plow into another weekend, I take a moment to say,
here I am. I’m being here now.
I’m busy but I’m being here now, for myself and for my family.
He asked me why I look so busy all the time.
I said because I had four people to take care of.
And then I was asked to list them.
Another week’s ended.
The children have grown in some small way and
the weekend will hold moments dear to us forever.
I stayed here and did my best this week
for today is all I’ll ever have
and almost more than my heart can bear.
I’m doing a much better job of being present when I’m with the man and the girl. And being present when I’m doing my creative work. But I can’t do both at once. I just can’t.
There’s a time to be full on with the paid work and there’s a time when we’re doing a LOT with our families. I know it’s a cliche but time does fly and there will be those days soon enough when we can immerse ourselves in our creative work for hours on end.
I’ve found that when I’m truly “with” them, I get so much more out of it too.
All of what you’ve said Sandra, is exactly it. I am filling these half full glasses equally. One drop for me and one for them. And am mindful that this too shall pass.
…and thanks for the lovely sentiments and gentle reminder to turn off the computer and join my kids watching the movie. ox –Heather
Very nice Heather that I could help you give you permission. I know the feeling.