First Things

I’m not one for cliches, but I’ve had a lot of them swirling around in my mind lately. First things first… Count your blessings… Treasure every minute… Don’t let your life pass you by. I know most of you have read my blog before and are well versed in my yearly back and forth struggle with social media and blogging. There are times that I love the online interaction, and others when it seems like just one more thing that draws me away from my family and friends. Right now I’m in one of the latter seasons.

It’s spring and the fresh air calls my name… It’s nearly impossible to convince myself to stay inside long enough to finish the work I’m contracted to do. Never mind the fact that my big boys clamor for my attention, and my sweet baby is crawling all over creation. He’ll be walking in no time at all. And it seems like from there life is nothing so much as a steady journey away from this precious point in time when we are all together.

We cuddled in bed this morning–all five of us–and the word that imprinted itself on my heart was: STAY. Stay for a few more minutes. Stay in the circle of my arms. Just stay. And if I’m begging them to stay, how can I go?

So, I guess this post is just a chance for me to say I’m going to put first things first for a while. I’ll blog if my children are napping or I have something I need to share. But if you don’t see me here for a while, know that I’m having a water fight with my kids, camping with my friends and their children, pushing my baby in his swing, and basically making sure I heed every silly (and true!) cliche in the book. I hope you take the time to do the same.

I’ll see you soon.

Hugs,

Nicole

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