Life is hard. We are striving each and every day to help our children become responsible young people. In the midst of it all, do you take a moment to sit and think quietly about your life, your relationships, your dreams?
How about where you find your strength to tackle the daily grind? Do you have a best friend that you confide in? Do you belong to a Mom's group or another supportive group? Do you and your spouse talk on a daily basis about things going on in your lives? Do you talk with your own parents? Do you turn to God?
Lately I have found myself relying on scripture to help me face daily challenges. As I come across words that speak to me I write them down. Then when I feel like I need a pick me up I read the words. It really has a soothing effect on me and my attitude toward my daily challenges. I was thinking about how busy Mom life is and how important it is for us to truly take a few minutes each day to be still and quiet. For me it usually comes once the girls are in bed. Maybe for you, it is first thing in the morning...whatever the time or whatever the process take a few minutes and sit in peace.
There are some days when I feel like the noise level in our house is way off the charts. I have three daughters that LOVE to sing. I love to hear them sing, but some times I just need for it to be quiet. My four year old wakes up singing, sings most of the day and goes to bed with a lullaby each night. Maybe she has a future in music???
We play this game in the car (they think it is a game) for me it is a slice of heaven. It is called "the quiet game." Yeah...the name says it all folks...they are to be quiet for a given amount of time...usually 3-5 minutes. They can't make it much longer. It works...sometimes. Even if it only lasts 2 minutes, those 2 minutes are SO NICE. My one daughter has been taught in school that when she needs to be quiet, she is to put a bubble in her mouth. I like this one too!!! I will say "Ok, Mommy needs you to have a bubble for a minute while I think...." It works...they like the idea of having a bubble and then letting it blow out. Most times we end up laughing because somehow the bubble likes to escape!!!
It's fun to get creative with "quiet time" activities for the kids. If I REALLY need to concentrate, read something important or just have some peace and quiet I have to get it at night time. I hope whatever way you get your 5 minutes of quiet...it works for you. That is the most important thing. Do what is best for you and what works. I would love to hear how you get your quiet time in.
Faith is not without worry or care, but faith is fear that has said a prayer. ~ Author Unknown
Hi I'm Jen, married to my best friend for 15 1/2 years and a Mom to 3 beautiful, energetic girls. This blog is about life, learning to live with Grace and Girls Raised In The South (GRITS). Thanks for spending some time in my small part of the world! I hope you find a story you can relate to and you'll want to come back!
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