A few months back, I was drowning.
There I was. A wife to one, mom to six. Between homeschooling, work, several different kid activities a husband in full time school–I felt the world closing in around me.
I never knew she was watching.
At the peak of my despair (can we call it that?) I felt the lord gently telling me [well, actually more like, scream at me] “Let it all go, live simple, love big and sit more.”
So, I did it. We stopped swim-team, stopped packing the days full of activities, I made a better shopping schedule — to keep from spending all week in the car running back and forth to the store; and we even sold the puppy.
I started sitting more. I started saying no. I looked at my phone less. I stepped away from social media. I stopped trying to be everyone’s savior.
A few weeks after this change had become the new “me”, my Alli, just a teenager read me a poem she just so happened to have laid on her heard during the night.
Slow Down, Your Kids Are Watching
Wow. Only God knew she saw my good intentions as just another stressed out momma.
A good little reminder maybe? A reminder to live simple, love big and sit more. We only have this life, and they are watching.
From one busy momma to another,