As a mom, I often think about the way I act around Emory.
One thing that is always forefront in my mind is really being there when we are together. Not just letting her play alone or being on my phone while she plays, but really being there...in the moment, with her, interacting with her, focusing on her. I don't want to look back and regret that I spent too much time texting or playing on Facebook/Instagram/etc.
Sometimes I catch some flack from family and friends for taking forever to respond to text messages or return calls. And I am working on it, but I never want to be glued to my phone. My moments with Emory are way too important for that. I've tried to stick to a schedule of only getting on social media at nap times and at nighttime.
Emory at two days old.
I'm not a perfect mom and I certainly have my moments where I take these days for granted, but I'm really putting effort into loving every single moment. It goes by too fast...so cliche, but so true.
I challenge y'all to take a look at yourself and make sure that you are putting effort into really being there, whether it's with your kids, your spouse, or your family. Think about what your biggest distractions are (cell phone, tv, computer) and work to make sure that they take a backseat to people and love and living life.