‘I’m going to miss this. The dishes can wait, the laundry can wait. But those sweet little feet chasing us around, they’re getting a little bigger every day.’: Mom urges ‘don’t let the goodness of today pass you by’

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“I’m going to miss this.

The look in his eyes when he sees me.

I’m going to miss this.

The way he snuggles into position to fall asleep.

I’m going to miss this.

The sound of his favorite word on repeat:

‘Ma-ma.’

I’m going to miss this.

Being his cushion and his comforter and his happy place.

I know I’m going to miss this.

There’s a lot of motherhood we want to rush and hurry up, but there’s a lot of it we shouldn’t.

Because no matter how long or short our to-do lists are, it’s the people God gives us to love who matter most.

The dishes can wait.

The laundry can wait.

But those sweet little feet chasing us around, they’re getting a little bigger every day.

Scoop him up.

Twirl her around.

And take it all in.

Because we don’t want to forget how it feels to be their person.

We don’t want to let the goodness of today pass us by.

Sure, I’m stained and spit-up on and stretched in every way.

And I’m emotional and tired and get overwhelmed and worked up.

But I wouldn’t trade this view I have for anything.

Because I can already feel it deep down inside.

How incredibly much,

I’m going to miss this.”

Courtesy of Jaclyn Warren

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