This post is late.
Technically, it’s still day 24, but my unofficial goal throughout this series has been to have the day’s post up first thing in the morning. So, today’s is late. It’s 3:33pm, and I’m just starting to write. My toddler will wake from her nap any second now, and supper won’t make itself. I don’t anticipate this post being published until after the kiddos are in bed this evening, if I’m lucky (and… it’s 10:10pm. Looks like I was right!).
I’m going to make this short and sweet – I’m in my first trimester of pregnancy, my kids are both coughing and snotty messes, and they wake up at the ungodly hour of 6am these days. All that to say – I’m headed to bed as soon I hit publish.
The lesson for me today was simple – keep your priorities in check. Today, my kids, my house, and my husband needed me, and I chose to put them first. That, unfortunately, meant that a blog post did not get written and posted on time.
What I did manage to accomplish, however, was three meals, a clean kitchen, a clean and vacuumed living room, 5 loads of laundry (with great credit to my amazing honey), listening to the three-year-old telling me a long and drawn out story as I gave him my undivided attention, holding and nursing my teething toddler who just needed a little bit of extra mama today, bath time, bed time, and then snuggling on the couch with popcorn and a movie on our laptop.
There was a little bit of frustration, some harsh words, and breaths of grace lavished richly. Tears, pain, and clashing. Cuddles, love, and comfort. And at the end of the day, we had family story time in our PJ’s, and cuddled them as they drifted off to dreamland. Tonight we’ll dole out homemade cough syrup, give drinks of water, and cuddles as needed.
Tomorrow will be a new day, and I have no idea when my blog post will get published.
But that’s ok, because my family is my first priority. Today I chose my priorities wisely, and I feel richly satisfied with my achievements.
May you always remember to choose your priorities wisely, and build into your relationships above all else!