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Sunday, September 11, 2016

A Day Date

Somewhere, along the way, I lost sight of the importance of being a parent.  I easily get wrapped up in the things that need to get done rather than getting wrapped up in my children and family.  As mentioned many times before, I love checking off lists.  I love "to-do" lists.  I feel so accomplished once I check off all the items on my list.  After 8 months of cutting out all the unimportant things, I have started to add in more important time with my children.  
Recently, Stephen and I have started taking our boys out for one on one time. I feel like this has been missing from our children's lives for the last 5+ years.  I ask each boy what they want to do, then we go do it. I have been trying to do active things with the boys but the activity doesn't necessarily have to be active.  I would rather the activity involve a lot of talking.  I feel like I don't listen enough when my children talk.  I love taking the time to get to know them.  To be their Mom.  To be a good listening, not only to my friends, but more importantly to my children.  
Yesterday, I took Edward on a bike ride along the Bosque.  A few weeks ago, I took Nolen on a bike ride around the duck pond.  It was stunning.  Albuquerque is really beautiful.  Bike riding also gives me a chance to just talk and talk about what they love to talk about, nature.  My heart is full. 

1 comment:

Paul and Aliisa said...

What a fun day! So glad I get to keep up with you through your blog!!!