A Cowboy's Life: No Regrets

No Regrets

8:42:00 AM


There are those days when the moment I wake up, I just know it's going to be one of THOSE days. The craziness seems to ensue before my feet have even hit the floor and I beg for nap time to get here soon.

Why does he have to wake so early on a Saturday? Does he really have to ask why 200 times a day? How come he never wants to play by himself when I'm in the midst of sweeping the floor?

But when I finally take a deep breath, I know that before long he will be a teenager and will not want to talk to me and certainly not want to clean house! It's then that I swoop him up in my arms and sniff his sweet hair and thank the Lord for the moments I have with this little guy. I tell him how he is such a blessing to our family and how much joy he brings to our lives.

Of course being a parent can be trying and exhausting. But I don't wish him to be old - not yet. Let me hold onto this toddler for a day longer. I know that one day I will blink and suddenly I will be looking at a 16 year old who towers over me.

I will never have regrets for saying "yes" to his many, many requests of "you want to play with me mommy?" instead of being too busy with laundry or other chores that can be done later. It's these fleeting moments in our lives that I know I will look back on and have fond memories. I can think of nothing more important or worthy of my time than truly connecting with our little guy.

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10 comments

  1. Love this!!!!! Just stopped by from the blog hop!!!

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  2. I just stumbled across your blog from the "Let's Be Friends" Blog Hop. I have a little one myself and he turns one this week. You're right it's so easy to take this precious time for granted because as cliche as it may sounds they grow up way too fast. Your little man is precious. I'm glad I came across you!

    Brittany @ Everyday Thoughts

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  3. You nailed just how I feel/think! Being a mama is hard work, but so, so incredibly worth it.

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  4. Beautiful post - I feel the same about my little guy! These years are going to go way too fast... "The days are long but the years are short"

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  5. Yes, yes, yes! (He's awfully adorable, too!)

    -Cristyl @ www.MyCHillThoughts.com

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  6. Such a sweet and true post! Thanks for this!

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  7. I found your blog through Casey's Friday hop. I have to say this post resonates. I had one of those days a few days ago. I love that you will do his things instead of Everything else...that's my goal always.

    Happy Friday!

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  8. Those memories you are making with your son are precious. They do grow up so quickly. My children are 24, 20 and 14. I spent my life homeschooling them and so I naturally spent most of my time with them. My house was often a wreck, but today my children come to me to confide their deepest hearts. That is more precious than gold to me, let alone a perfectly clean house!
    Thank you for sharingt at What We Accomplished Wednesdays.

    Have a happy day!
    Deborah

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  9. love this!! Thank you for helping to make the Thursday Favorite Things Blog hop so much fun. Big Hugs ♥

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