Thoughts On Being Busy

I was looking through some pictures from the past month and came across these of my four kids I took after my Dad's funeral.  We had gone out to my parents' place in the country and just hung out with family for the rest of the day.

Tyler Bree and Riley proudly got their hair styled by my cousin and the two little ones kept busy in the sand. It had been a very long day and I remember being thankful we were finally all there together...because at the time, I hadn't really seen my kids in several days.


You know, our lives have been an absolute whirlwind since then, and it makes me wonder about how busy we are when there's not a funeral...or Christmas...or vacation to distract me.  We are a busy family.  I know most people are.  But I don't relish in that fact.  I resent it, actually.  I don't like being busy.  I don't like having to constantly be on my kids to get things done or get ready to go somewhere...or rush, rush, rush...

I just want to be.


And to make that "be" happen, I need to really look at what we can cut out.  What will enable our family to spend more unstructured time together to make better memories, to capture more photos, to just be living in the moment?  We have a few Saturdays coming up with nothing planned, and I could not be more looking forward to this time.  Sure, we'll probably get out of the house, but hopefully it's to explore nature or find a new experience to do together.  Crossing my fingers.

I know my kids' childhoods are flying by...it's evident in my lack of memory of the past year and a half.  But I've got to do my darnedest to make it slow just a little bit.  Even the slightest.

Because those babies....they just don't keep.
And you never know what tomorrow brings.


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18 comments:

  1. Aww you have such cute kiddos! Life goes by so fast, I'm sure you can find a way to slow down a little, good luck! Stopping by from On The Heart, new follower!

    Ariel

    crashingthroughglass.blogspot.com

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    1. Hey Ariel...thanks so much for your sweet comment. :) Glad you stopped by! xo!

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  2. Amen, friend. I've been struggling with this over the past couple of years. Really hoping and praying for next year in making better choices with our priorities and time do we can find more peace and balance.

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  3. Your kids are just adorable!!! Love the hair on your girl!!! Sooo cute! :)

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  4. Such a good reminder in a world where it seems like being busy is celebrated. I hate that it feels so wasteful to just rest and savor. Thanks for this today!

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    1. Right??? I just want to do nothing, while not feeling like I am leaving everything undone at the same time. Thanks Jen!

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  5. Cute photos! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend :)

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    1. Thank you...we did! Hope you have a fab week, girl!

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  6. Love your pictures today, those kiddos are so adorable!

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    <3 Vicki
    wildeinthecity.blogspot.com

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  7. beautifully said...I have two and they are 4 and 6. Right now we are NOT too busy and I love it that way..I am always contemplating going back to work, but my worst nightmare is being too busy. Some peole have to be to function..I am not one of them...
    Sheree xxx

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    1. Thank you, Sheree. They're only young for so long...you have to cherish the slow years. :)

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  8. Sweet closeups of the kids. I should capture more of those!

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    1. Thank you, Nicole! I'm sure they get sick of a camera in their face, but it's my way of making memories. :)

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  9. oh my goodness those little braids are the cutest!!

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    1. Thanks Kelsey...I know, I should fix her hair like that more often! :)

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