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Hurry Up & Slow Down

Baby, Kids, OpinionStephanie Gorsky1 Comment
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Since Parker has been born, it feels like I've been running around like a crazy person trying to be on time for things. Whether it's attempting to get to church on time, jumping in on a skype meeting for Tattered Tiara's, jetting out the door to a play date, or just trying to get to and from the grocery store in time to catch Parker's afternoon nap; I feel like I've been at constant battle with the clock. I dislike having a schedule. If I could wear flip flops, have a tropical drink in hand and walk around on a beach in a bathing suit everyday, I would. Vacations are so relaxing. Lately I find myself stolen by my daydreams, longing for a beach, quality time with people of my choice and most importantly: No clock to haunt me. Yesterday was the day I gave up on stressing out about being "on time" for things.

It was 3:40PM and Parker was due for a nap. I had to be on Skype for a meeting at 4:00PM, so I figured this would work perfectly! { Turns out, I was wrong to assume }. I went to put him down and he was just not having it. He was screaming at the top of his lungs, losing his mind and throwing his soothers around his crib.

It was a serious crib  m  e  l  t  d  o  w  n.

So, in my frustration I scooped him up and he nuzzled into my chest, as he usually does when he's not settling. Only this time, it was different. I wasn't thinking how late I was or how I was disappointing people with my tardiness and seemingly lack of interest. Instead, this overwhelming feeling of peace came over me and I felt all responsibility, all burden of having to be somewhere and all stress just fade away {Sorry Vicky}. I felt God whisper to me to take this time and enjoy my son because it won't be long until he'll be too big to hold him in my arms. So, I sat down in the rocking chair and rocked. He fell asleep after about 10 minutes and instead of rushing to put him in the crib and get downstairs, I just sat there, snuggling him and kissing his face. It was so nice. I ended up falling asleep and waking up more refreshed than I have felt in a while.

Taking time to enjoy Parker and not worry about vacuuming, having dinner on the table or getting the dishes done was so nice and so needed.

Life is short. What do you need to stop rushing in your own life and just take time to enjoy?