I can't tell you how excited I was (and am) to hear from you after my very first entry on this brand new blog. My mind has been racing with all kinds of new musings on how we don't have to resign ourselves to the "It's Too Late" thoughts that fight their way into our brains. We can stand up, at any age, and say NO to the familiar and begin the pursuit of the FABULOUS.
As I was thinking and itching to blog again today I waited and waited for the chance to present itself. Finally, my 4 1/2-year-old was settled in to watch a movie and I was certain that my opportunity had presented itself so clearly that to NOT blog would be simply wrong. So, I jumped up, plugged in the cord for our DSL (weird set up in our condo, long story) and fired up the 'ole PC. And, just as I logged on to Blogger and geared up for some most-certainly-awesome content to come flowing out of my fingers, I felt a familiar tug on my sleeve.
"Mommy, play with my magnetic dress-up doll with me!" Alyssa said as she pleaded silently with those enormous chocolate browns.
Now, I didn't really want to play with the magnetic dress-up doll. But, somehow, I found the resolve to make my first FABULOUS choice of the day. I turned away from the computer and toward my little beloved. After all, isn't that one of the first priorities in becoming truly FABULOUS?
Serving my family had to come first and I'm so thankful I didn't miss yet another chance to instill the knowledge in my little girl's heart that she is loved unconditionally and above all things electronic. There have been far too many times when this has not been the case. Far too many times when Alyssa's heard the words, "OK, sweetie, as soon as Mommy's done on the computer!" Today was different, though. THANK GOD!
I know I won't always make the best choice. But, we Moms have to celebrate those rare moments when we actually get it right, don't ya think?
~ Thank you, God, for pricking my heart earlier today and helping me to actually listen to You! ~
I have so many ideas to share with you and will do so over the weekend, most likely when my daughter's asleep and my hubby's playing a video game. I also love hearing from you, so please keep your awesome thoughts, comments, and suggestions coming. In the meantime, enjoy your loved ones, have a great weekend and a good night!