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07/12/2013 - Author: Jennifer - 9 Comments

Every Friday, Lisa-Jo Baker  gives us a word and a challenge. To write for 5 minutes without abandon. It is fun and I encourage you to try it. Here we go! The word is…


         Present FMF

There are so many times that I wish I was somewhere else, somebody else, or with someone else. I whine. I complain. I do not appreciate the good things that I have. It doesn’t even have to be when times are bad or when times are hard. I get bored. I get discouraged. Instead of being present, I wish for more.

There are so many times that I am not present. The times when being a mom doesn’t seem enough. To just sit and be present with my son is so hard. Is this really important? To just be? Is my presence really that important to him? What message am I sending to him when I don’t sit with him during snack time? He doesn’t converse~~ so why bother? Is my presence important to him like conversation is important to me?

What about when my husband wants to sit and watch a movie? It is almost impossible for me to do so without having my laptop or phone with me to get me through the slow times of a movie. If he did that, I would be upset. I would feel like being present with me wasn’t enough.

I need to be fully present so my family knows I appreciate them. To let them know I love them. Being present can really convey a message, right? What do you think?

Be blessed:)

Five Minute Friday

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Discussion (9 Comments)

  1. Amen, I agree.

  2. I agree with you. I always try to live life without regrets. One day, you will look back on your son’s life and wonder where the years went. It will be a comfort to you to know you were by his side for all of them.

    Visiting from FMF.

  3. So very true… thank you.

  4. Dear Jen,
    Oh, I know it can be hard…and especially when they can’t talk…it is during those times, I would cry out to God in prayer and ask Him to enable me to be present…and I would give thanks out loud & sometimes in my journal…the fact that you are noticing this is the first step to change…hugs to you, my friend 🙂

  5. hi keltrinswife, i am reminded that when Bob and i go for a long drive and there is that companionable silence between us, as if we are both lost in our own worlds, i always try to reach out for his hand so as to let him know that i am there for him … blessings to you as well — April (bobswife)

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