Family, Mothering, Spiritual Encouragement / Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Day 114

I was convicted today.  I was convicted as I sat with my two littles and watched an educational cartoon with them.  Why was I convicted?  Because I don’t sit with them more often. A wise friend once told me (when we called to announce that we were expecting our first child) “Children will show you how selfish you are.”  And it is so true.  Oftentimes, if the opportunity presents itself to do something else while my children are occupied I jump at it as time for myself. Or, I think I have to be doing the next thing on my mental list.  And there are times when this is a fine thing to do.  But, today as they were watching and I chose to snuggle them up on either side of me and just sit with them, interacting with them as they watched…I saw the shine in their eyes…and it pierced my heart.  Oh Lord, give me a heart to learn to be still and sit with my children..for they need me.

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