Write for 5 minutes and link up here at Lisa-Jo Baker. Todays word- Listen.
I think, I want 5 minutes of peace. I want 5 minutes to myself! 5 minutes without a 3 year old whining about something, without a 2 year old calling for help, 'mommy, mommy, mommy, mommy...', without a infant crying to be picked up.
Then I stop and listen. Really listen.
I hear a 3 year old who so desperately wants to be independent but doesn't know how to break away yet. I get to be her everything for only a few more years.
I hear two very special (almost) two year olds who love me and want me to be involved in everything they are doing and learning. I get to be the one to help them learn, I get to be the one that cheers them on and encourages them.
I hear a brand new sweet blessing calling for me. I am the only one she wants, I am the only one that can feed her and help her grow. I am the one who can comfort her in a split second.
When I really listen to my life- 5 minutes of 'peace' doesn't seem so peaceful! I am thankful for all the blessings and promise to hear them for what they truly are- moments in time that will be all but gone soon enough. It's all in the way you listen....