Rent-a-Dad and I never really just do an open ended post about our current thoughts. We tend to save those for our Facebook page of the same title: Balancing Life’s Lemons. Sometimes that leaves our actual blog looking a bit sad with what appears to be very little in the post department. If you are a follower of our blog please also check out our Facebook page. Not only do we share our current thoughts but we also share information from other blogs, current events and information that pertains to current projects and aspirations like fostering.
Even though I always have several blog posts just waiting to be uploaded life has a way of reminding me that our blog, while important to us, is not our top priority. Our family is our top priority, as it should be. Lately for me that has been a reminder to let myself get pulled away from tasks to give more attention to the munchkins in my life. Beyond just being in the “moment”, I think it is always important to remember that this very moment will never happen again. Sure we can do the same things with the same people but it will never quite be the same moment.
This summer I have known it is the summer of change. One munchkin went home to her family before spring even came. We have been preparing two other munchkins in our life for head-start. For me this means my afternoon nap time with cuddles and stories will definitely change as they start their next journey! Since we aren’t even sure yet how much we will get to see them outside of head-start I am trying to soak up as much time with each of them as I can as they will never be this age again!
As a foster parent we get this feeling as if everything is always about to change but really that’s just life. Embracing that feeling and living for the now can be kind of freeing. It doesn’t mean you give up responsibilities or neglect things needing done but it does mean it is ok for one more story or an afternoon nap if your schedule can allow it. Enjoy the now!!!