Being a young mom is in my past.
Another time and world.
What I see clearly now is
The Big Picture.
That place where life comes into focus
and priorities fall into the right order.
Trust me, I've made huge mistakes
as a parent.
I wish I could have a "do over" on all of them.
But that's not an option.
Then again, there were some things I was so sure of
that I would have staked my life on them.
Here's a the biggest.
The one thing your child yearns for is
The one thing he needs more than anything is
your time and your presence.
No school, team, group, or organization can take
Your child is born with you imprinted on his heart.
And that heart yearns.*
Don't wear your busyness as a badge of honor.
Something to brag about as you complain about
being too busy.
It's up to you.
Give your child the security, stability, and calm to grow up
in a world that temps us to worship at the altar of
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