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One Regret

Before having a child, I thought that I didn't have many regrets.  I have had a good life and been blessed to do many things.  What was there to regret?

However, as I watch my child grow, I notice that there are so many times when I have rushed through life and avoided really focusing on what's around me.  Having a child has changed that.  Not only do I now have to notice everything around me (for fear that my child will get into it), but I have to teach my child about all that surrounds her...to know the difference between red and purple, one and ten, dogs and cats, edible and yucky, play time and quite time, good and bad, right and wrong, and so many more things.

Just this morning, I found myself trying to rush through the day so that we could get to nap time.  I needed rest after the lack of sleep this week has brought me.  But, my daughter didn't want anything to do with it.  She wasn't throwing a temper tantrum (thankfully) and she wasn't screeching in excitement (also, thankfully).  No, she was simply admiring the world around her and continually bringing different items to my lap to learn.

What a joyful time parenting is.  It's cause for learning for both child and parent.  It's cause for admiration of all that we know and all that we don't.  And, perhaps it's God's way of showing us that it's time to take a look around at all His glories.

I hope you are able to stop and look at the world around you today.  And, maybe just breathe and learn.

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