After Harlow was born, life slowed down a bit.
We said “no thank you” to events because we loved being home as a family.
I wasn’t used to packing a bag full of necessities, only to still run out of something, so the easier thing was to commit to less.
Andy + I would say to each other
Let’s remember this simplicity. When we get comfortable with one child, two, three, etc. Let’s remember how life is those few days after. Let’s take time to be together. Let’s take time to slow down.
Then I became a pro at doing all things with a
baby toddler on my hip + I think I grew a hand somehow too – because things just get done.
But with the comfort level, the speed gradually quickened. Our pace increased. + soon I realized we’d gradually lost everything simple about life.
Like putting on weight slowly.
Like realizing that each day your child is changing + growing up, but in seeing him/her daily, it’s not as obvious.
It’s so simple…
…to start spinning faster.
…to pick up + juggle more.
…to increase the pace, a little at a time.
So simple to lose that simplicity. So simple…
until you simply can’t keep it all up anymore.
+ that’s sort of where we’re at. And part of the difficulty? So much of it is so good.
So Andy + I have been chatting about priorities + commitments. Family + work. Time + memories.
And I’m no expert. Not even close. But I’ll share with y’all as we prune. And we will give Him the glory as more fruit, better fruit, has the chance to grow.
Because the pace has slowed. And there is enough air + time + nourishment to go around.
How are you slowing down?
Any bits of advice on choosing great from good?
So thankful for everyone of you: those I have + haven’t met. And if you’re headed to the Influence Conference this October …. make sure you link up for our meet + greet!! And be sure to check out the Influence Conference blog all week for their current series of posts!