I have been blogging for 3 1/2 years and am completely guilty of telling my kids to hold on a second while I finish a post. No more. Kids are only young for a short amount of time and I am cherishing every moment that God has given us. I am still here to document our life and to bring product reviews and giveaways, but I am only going to be on if my kids are busy doing something else or are napping.
This past week a close family friend lost her battle with cancer and it has left me feeling raw. While I haven't blogged it, my mom(who was diagnosed with cancer last year) has had several scares that have had us all on our toes. Praise God that this morning she had another doctor appointment where she was told everything is looking great at this moment.
I joined a birth board when I found out that I was pregnant with Kallie Jane and a mom on that board(Jennifer) had her beautiful baby boy a few weeks after I did. She had complications with her tubal, then found out she had pneumonia. She went into the hospital and it just kept getting worse-they simply didn't know exactly what was wrong. Yesterday she lost her fight and it has shaken me to the core. She doesn't live that far from me and she has three small children just as I do. It has given me the ultimate reminder that I need to be sure to take a step back sometimes and not feel guilty about it.
I am making a promise to:
-Praise God for all of our blessings and allowing me to have another day with my family
-Pick my battles
-Give lots of hugs and kisses
-Constantly say "I love you"
-Take more time to play with my babies
-Actually "do" all of those things that we've been putting off
-Not to sweat the small stuff
-Take a step back and put more time and effort into things that really matter