For those of you with small children this will make no sense. But for those of us who have children grown and on their own stopping is so important.
In the midst of a busy work day this week, my phone vibrated. I looked down and it was a message from my oldest daughter. I love getting messages from the kids. As I opened it up, it read:
Maj, let’s have spaghetti tonight!
My first instinct was Seriously, tonight! Can we get a raincheck?
It’s that stopping thing. When I’m in the zone and accomplishing much it’s like my brain doesn’t want to depart from there. But this was an invitation from my daughter. But an invitation that required planning, shopping, and stopping.
As I debated over whether to STOP – I knew I had to, after all it is my focus for this year. I quickly made a list and got the ingredients. We set up a time and because I stopped and said yes to an invitation for spaghetti, my daughter invited the whole family. It was a nice evening – the family, laughter, chats, and food.
As I rolled into bed, I was so thankful I quit what I was doing to focus on the important – my kids. No matter how old our children are – they still love home-cooked meals and fun times with the family.
It was just a moment in time, I almost missed. Yikes!
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Linking up at Moments that Define Life, here are a few other Listable Life mommy moments that I am proud to say I didn’t miss: