I was working in my office this morning....
hanging my NEW DIPLOMA and rearranging old files....
when it dawned on me it was Thursday!
Since we got home from vacation
I have been off on my days
and just can't seem to get it together this week.
So.... I decided to just go with it...
NOT stress about being super scientific
and enjoy the LAST week
of my sweet (almost 5th grade) boy
being home for the final days of summer.
If I hadn't already done this once before....
(since my oldest son is almost 29)....
my heart might very well be in a totally different place.
BUT... God has given me the unique blessing of being a mom to
two generations of children.
Very easily my 1st son could be my little son's father.
And.... because of this, I do know how quickly
these precious days pass and how
dearly a mother longs for them
once they are gone.
So.... today I decided to just STOP
and not get frustrated that I didn't
have anything earth shattering prepared....
and focus on "The Little Things" for which
I am DEEPLY GRATEFUL!
And... as I sit here in my office,
I can hear the rumbles and giggles
coming from across the hall
as a room full of almost 5th grade boys
make a HAMSTER adventure video,
eat their 3rd pizza,
drink and SPILL countless glasses of tea,
create a bedroom full of blanket forts,
and dump almost every lego we've ever owned in the floor
..... I have to STOP and smile.
Because.... I do know for sure...
that it's these "Little Things"
that I missed the most
when my big kids grew up.
You turn around one day and realize
NOBODY is asking you to wash their uniform
for tomorrows game, or saying...
"MOM can you help me with my homework?"
No more hungry teenagers home from football practice
eating up my kitchen and
smelling to high heaven
as they sat their sweaty bodies on my couch.
No room full of giggling girls,
make-up all over the bathroom counter
or loud music shaking the walls.
It was these days of being NEEDED
by my children that I missed the MOST.
So... today we are just gonna play Monopoly
and eat lots of bad food.
Ride skateboards, bicycles and scooters
in clothes that don't match and...
be truly GRATEFUL
for every single minute of "Little Boy" that I have left.
Staci is a one-of-a-kind mix of JOY and Neuroscience who is teaching people all over the world to BUILD a BETTER BRAIN by using Gratitude to create a BRIGHTER future. She has a Master's Degree in Educational NEUROSCIENCE and 25 years of teaching experience where she developed a reputation for being able to uncover potential in others like no one else could. Let her teach you how to live a HAPPIER Life by using the neuroscience of GRATITUDE to rewire your brain and build a better future!