"Whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, it there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy meditate on these things." Phil 4:8

March 30, 2011

Balance

In the daily grind and the busyness of life, we can tend to miss the joy and fun in each day and even miss actually "being" with our kids.  It struck me today, that I focus so much on school with my 12 year old, health issues, behavior issues and my desire to "train him up" well, that I am really missing out on getting to know him.

Today I had the opportunity to take my son on a field trip, just the two of us.  I enjoyed time to talk to him without any interruptions.  It was fun to see his extreme joy when he saw the "Google" logo on the building as we were approaching.  Then I heard him say, "Oh, I have always wanted to see this place".  He had a blast and he participated well.

It changed my perspective and caused me to reconsider what is truly important.  There needs to be "balance" in our lives or we can miss out on so many of the special moments with those who are closest to us, especially if we are so busy or focused on the detail  that we miss what is in front of us. 



After today, I am determined to stop more often and enjoy this sweet boy who is in my life and spend some time one on one doing things that are fun and just getting to know each other more. This could be just what he and I need so that our learning becomes more enjoyable.  After all, he is my miracle from God and an answer to a deep longing that I had over 14 years ago to be a Mom.

Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and feed on His faithfulness. 
Delight yourself also in the Lord and He WILL give you the desires of your heart. 
Commit your way to the Lord.
Trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass. 
He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light and your justice as the noonday. 
Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him. 
Psalm 37:3-7a

2 comments:

Vilisi@islandmusings said...

Hi, I found your blog via facebook ! And I'm so glad I did. I have two children and although they do not have special needs, I have to say that your post really speaks to me. I am a working mum and I so often feel that I am not spending enough quality time with my two precious children.For a long time now I have been feeling the need, to slow down and even stop and take time to get to know them. Your post has just reminded me again of that. Thank you and God bless you and your family.

Denise said...

I am so glad that my blog has ministered to you! It is my goal to encourage other Mom's who may be struggling as I have. The Lord has met me in a special way by reminding my of the "delight" in each day. It is all based on Phil 4:8 which I recite when I feel life getting out of control or I am frustrated. It has really helped me to keep life in perspective and remember what really has eternal value.
Blessings on you and your family!