Woke up this morning and did my usual routine. Grab for my phone and with one eye still squinted closed because I am trying to wake up- I start scrolling through facebook. What are people saying this morning? What is that girl who hated me in high school thinking about this morning? What about that lady I dont even know but I added anyways, what is she up to today? I scroll and scroll. And a text message interrupts my scrolling. Its my best friend and she is sending me a link to read. So I mosey over to it, and little did I know it would change my whole day, my whole life.
"How To Miss A Childhood"
Just reading that and seeing a picture of a phone, I got a knot in my stomach. God was shoving me. He has been nudging gently for the past month, but now, it was a full on shove. And I fell hard- surprisingly into his merciful arms.
Here is the blog post that is changing my life.
Hands Free Momma (Clickable to read)
I literally felt like I needed to throw up after I read it. Tears streaming down my face. I knew I had to change. My son is screaming for my attention and Im too busy and preoccupied to hear it. Oh, I take him to the park alright. But Im so preoccupied to really be in the moment with him. He brings my phone to me if I leave it in another room "like its a breathing apparatus". Our society is declining and our children are screaming for us to parent them with love, attention- full undivided attention, and time. I pray this blog will make your heart ache and you will allow Jesus to wreck you and then put you back together.
I challenge you. I have taken facebook notifications off of my phone. I wont get them in text messages anymore. And I am limiting my time for being on facebook. It will only be when I am alone, after I have allowed Jesus to show me what He has for me that day. I beg you, ask Him what your days should look like with your precious babies He has entrusted to you.
Im going to take it a step further. This was placed on my heart today. I believe if we fail to give our children our priority in attention, we will stand before Christ one day, and we will NOT hear "well done my good and faithful servant." Youch. Our home, our children are our FIRST priority and MINISTRY. Minister well and be fully present in the moment!
Happy Mothers Day!! <3 Here is our first Hands Free Day in pictures! It was hands free....... Except for the picture taking. ;)