Friday, June 14, 2013

5 Min Friday- Listen

 Write for 5 minutes and link up here at Lisa-Jo Baker. Todays word- Listen.

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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....

STOP

10 comments:

  1. Great post! Sounds you lead a busy and entertaining life! Savor those sacred moments of listening and enjoying your little blessings! I'm stopping by from The Heart Spa.

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    1. We are super busy- but I enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. What a beautiful sentiment! I have four kids too, but my closest are two and 6 months, and I have an 8 year old and 12 year old...mothering sure is hard!

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    1. It sure is! Four is a good number I think! Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Oh how beautiful this was! To stop and listen to those beautiful sounds of our children. The time does go by too quickly but we listen in new ways.
    Blessings to you. Thank you for stopping by my page for FMF too.
    Beth

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    1. Thank YOU for doing the FMF!! I have really enjoyed them so far! Thank you for the encouragment.

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  4. I hear you on this one, sister. Though I only have one little one clamoring for my attention, I echo those thoughts of desiring five minutes of peace and selfishly wanting to escape sometimes to just have some 'me' time. But when I stop and really think about it, and like you said, just listen? I realize how greatly he needs me and how special this time in his life is. AND how lucky I am as his mama to be able to provide love for him. That's greater than any five minute break I could take ;) Thanks for the great reminders, Leigh Anne!

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  5. Thank you for stopping by! This time with our kids is so special but hard! Keep on truckin' mama!

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