This week I have witnessed how fast time goes, even when we think it’s moving slow. I have a 5.5, 3.5 and 1.5 year old sons. All of my children feel like they are growing up slow some days, but other days I look back and I can’t believe how big they are. Since I started working outside of the home this week I have really gotten a taste of how important time is. For the last four years I have been able to do whatever I wanted whenever I wanted and now I’m bound by this thing called time.
Before I started working outside of the whole, time meant nothing to me. I just knew that I had a lot of it and that I could do whatever I wanted with it. Now my time is short but I spend it a lot better. This week was like God giving me a wake up call and saying “Jess, you’re wasting that precious time I’ve given.”
I truly understand when they say that the time you spend with your children isn’t about quantity it’s about quality. The time I spend with my children is so special now and I pray that I never lose that feeling. I’m not sure what next year brings or even what tomorrow brings. For now, I know that God has called me to teach in a position that I didn’t know I would hold two weeks ago.
I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again. I’m comfortable at home. I have everything I need to survive. God calls us to live big and bold. When He put it on my heart to teach, I listened. I’m not sure what the next few months will bring, but with God at my side— my family’s up for the challenge.
I’m so thankful for this week and the revelation it’s been to me. Stop wasting time watching television and ignoring your kids, get in there and enjoy them as mush as possible. Dare I say this next part— just because your HOME with them it doesn’t mean you’re THERE for them. Double check your life and what you’re truly doing on a daily basis. Make sure it’s edifying and valuable. A stay at home mom’s jobs is valuable. A mom’s job is valuable. Your valuable. Your kids are valuable.
Make each moment count. It could be your last.