21 January 2014




"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014."

Jonas: He reaches for achievement, in school and in soccer.
Joshua: He reaches for the sky with every step he takes.
Jessica: She reaches for happiness and the collection of moments that make her smile.

Thank you Jodi for hosting this series.

Every year I block out how busy the end of January and the beginning of February can be for our family. I just wrote out our calendar and I can't even name a date off the top of my head that doesn't have some activity or another. But in the busyness of calendars, sports, events, homework, school auctions, work, and more work I am remembering to breath, to slow down, and to learn from my children.

Embrace the small moments in the days.
Remember to play and laugh.
Walk away when you need to.
Ignore the chores if you can and focus on those around you.
Go outside and run.
Be thankful.

I know that "learning from my children" and "embracing life" are repetitive themes with my writing, but they are important lessons that I must constantly remind myself to follow.


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