Friday, July 12, 2013

The Present is a Present!

Today I am finally attempting to get back into the groove of writing regularly... maybe.

It's Five Minute Friday time with Lisa Jo Baker!

I figured I'd start small and go from here. Today the word is PRESENT.


At PRESENT I am doing prep work for a major addition to our family (shhhh... don't tell! It's a SECRET!), continuing to work toward my physical goals concerning my health and fitness levels, neck deep in little boys antics, focusing on making memories and building relationships with our sons, needing to plan a menu for next week that will not include chicken nuggets, and trying to get rid of the post-vacation blues (and bloat) from the last two weeks.

I feel the challenge of remaining PRESENT when all the questions, potty talk (ie:bathroom humor), altercations, and consequences tempt me to evaporate into a book, the internet, or Candy Crush.

When I see my life as a PRESENT it becomes less of a challenge and more of a gift. I must remember that. Every. Single. Day.


There it is, my first blog in almost 3 months. It's not brilliant, but its a start...


Unknown said...

I think it's great! And, I love all of your kid pics! Looks like you're enjoying summertime:):)

Denise said...

Enjoyed this post, great pictures.

Melanie said...

Hi! I'm new to 5 minute Friday and found your post through this. I love your pictures of your family and I think most (or even all?) moms can relate to what you're describing. I know I can. You say this was the first post after a long absence? I hope you had fun =)

Leslie said...

'less of a challenge more as a gift,' that's perfect.

Patti Cates said...

It's a great start back with your writing!

You have a lot to be present for!

thanks so much for sharing, Patti

Anonymous said...

You look like your have your hands full of (fun!) with your boys. Loved reading your post.

Jen said...

I am a boy mommy, too!! Found you through FMF!!! :) You are right, the present is a present- even when the present includes poop talk!! LOL!!

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