Busy Mom’s Survival Guide Podcast Episode 061.
It is so tempting to look at the difficulties of our lives at this very moment, and to wish for them to be over. Or to be excited about the next thing that is happening in our lives.
And while it’s great to be excited and plan for the future, we have to be careful to not wish away today. Despite the difficulties, we need to fully engage in every phase of our life.
Can you relate to any of these comments?
I’m 38 weeks pregnant. In some ways I’m ready to have this birth over and a baby in arms. In others, I have so much to do and I know time with my two girls will never be quite the same again. But I don’t feel like doing much right now!
Oh my gosh, PJ. I really struggle with this. I have two little ones under 3 and I just want to be done with diapers and crying and the little one not walking or talking… I know I need to cherish this time, but it’s so hard when I’m SO TIRED! (And when I usually have poop on me, LOL!)
I have been wishing time away for two reasons…One, I’m 39 weeks pregnant, and I just want my baby to get here! Also, the winter thing. I am so done with snow, ice and freezing temps. I want green grass and sunshine!
I spent two years wishing time away. My husband was waiting for an organ transplant. When that day finally arrived I decided that I would no longer wish time away and enjoy EVERY day. That was 15 years ago. We thank God and his donor family for giving this precious gift.
During this episode, I share some of my struggles in this area and share some strategies to help you not wish away what you’re currently dealing with. My hope is that after listening to this podcast, you can find yourself relating more to these comments:
You know, I would find myself wishing it was the weekend etc… But then I realized I was wishing my life away and couldn’t reclaim those moments past. So I have been trying to ‘Live the moment’ so to speak, hard to do in a culture that rehashes past news event over and over and places such large emphasis on planning every moment of the future.
No, I am really working on living and loving the moment of time I am currently in. It has made winter much prettier to me and more enjoyable. I should have done this long ago.
Thanks for listening! Please join me next week when I discuss love languages and how they affect your family.
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