Friday, October 28, 2011

Relevant Days

It's Five Minute Friday!
If you haven't yet, hop on over to Gypsy Mama as we try to say in 5-mins. what we think about the word: Relevant

As I sit here and type I have a constant reminder of the little ones running around my feet. It's a wonderful, but hard stage of life. There is so much sweetness, so many cuddles, giggles and wrestling matches. I can't imagine that one day it will all end.

Yet, there are so many days I just want to curl up in a ball and cry, from all the commotion. 
The screaming, the fits, hollaring that they are hungry as they have food in their hands (I still don't understand that one) or looking for a moment of silence but the "Mommy, Mommy, Mommy" never ends.

I don't know why so many of those days happen. I don't know why they seem to happen sometimes more often than others.

I can become so accustomed to the cuteness, that sometimes I don't see it as cute just "constant loudness."

I don't want to be that mom. I want my days to be relevant. These days are so fleeting and so shaping, these days Have to be Relevant.
I don't want to tell my son, "Ok in 5 mins we'll do..." and 3hrs go by and I completely forgot.

I don't want to daydream of doing things that never get done.  I want to look past the mess, look past the chores, close up the computer and ignore the to-do list. Step over the pile of dirty clothes and scoop up my tiny children, snuggle, cuddle and read. I want to laugh, roll around on the floor and play "Pixie Dust".

I will never regret that email that got over looked but I will miss these precious words coming from my children's mouth, this teeny tiny hiney (potty training) running naked around the house and these precious moments that get so easily passed by.

Lord, make our days Relevant with these precious children. May I never overlook or take forgranted these fleeting precious moments!


  1. Hi Melissa - great 5 minutes. I too want my time with my kids to be relevant. Sometimes though I think we'll only see the relevance in their lives when they grow up and live theirs.
    God bless and have an awesome weekend

  2. You certainly created a beautiful testimony within five minutes! :)

    Although the Lord has not currently blessed me with children, learning to focus on the things/activities that are truly relevant to our lives is so important. But in order to do that, we have to set aside our "business" and spend time with the ones in our lives that matter.

    Great thoughts! :)

  3. Amen! Great prayer and great post, Melissa! Many blessings!

  4. So wise, Melissa. I wish I had read this when my children were little. I'm glad I learned it for my grandkids. Such good advice.
    Pam at