Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Victims of the Urgent
Dont be a victim of the urgent.
In the long run, much of what seems pressing right now won't matter.
What you do with your children will matter forever."
-The Five Love Languages of Children
I love this quote. It is so true. I have been a victim of the urgent all too often in my life. I have asked God to please let me learn whatever it is that I am supposed to come away from this difficult pregnancy with, and this lesson is part of the answer.
It's okay to keep the piles of laundry waiting.
It's okay to have dirty dishes in the sink.
The dust on the shelves is not going to hurt anybody.
Someday, my children will be grown and gone, and then I can live in a perfectly clean house. Then I can be busy with other, 'urgent' things.
Right now, though, is the time to read them books and look into their sweet eyes, and hold their little hands as I teach them all I can.
Actually, right now I need to go admire some Pokemon cards with Nathaniel and enjoy the picnic London's created on my bed. I'll brush away the crumbs later.