Over the last year I’ve worked really hard online. I’ve written, tweeted, scheduled status updates, pinned like crazy and was blessed to get two VA positions to provide a bit of income for our family. It was quite a ride in 2014 and 2015 seems to be shaping up to be much of the same, but in a very different way. Yet, my main priority will be my children, it’s time that I get back to focusing on motherhood. Now that I’ve put in the crazy amounts of time to learn, grow and succeed a bit, I’m going to continue on with what I’ve learned, but focus my real efforts on my kids.
I HAVE to be the mom I WANT my kids to remember.
My children have always been a huge light in my life. There were many dark times that I don’t believe I could have gotten through if God had not blessed me with their lives. It is for these reasons and many more that my main focus in 2015 is my kids. They are already half grown and I know that honestly the hardest years lie directly ahead of us. This is the time that I need to walk alongside them, spend consistent, quality time with them before they’re grown up and gone.
I will only be remembered in the future for what I do with them today.
While working hard and teaching my children the importance of a good attitude during hard work is important and earning money for our family is also important, these are not what I want to be remembered for. I want my children to remember my smile, not dark circles under my eyes from a lack of sleep, I hope they’ll look back at their childhood and remember the laughter and fun times we had, not mom staring at a computer screen and typing away.
I am teaching them what a mother’s focus should be by what I do each day now.
I want my memories to be full of heartwarming activities, late night laughter and snuggles and time in God’s word and listening to their childlike faith prayers. These are the things I want to look back on when I have an empty nest. This is what I want my legacy to be. I don’t want to be an empty nester full of regrets. My children are two of my greatest blessings and I’m so thankful for the journey of motherhood. It is a gift that I do not want to ever take for granted.
I want to make the most of every moment on my journey of motherhood.
Will you join me in 2015? Will you get back to motherhood and leave the unnecessary behind and focus on the little blessings God’s given you?