God, Help Me Be Present
Connecting with my four boys takes time and takes intention.
-Sometimes it's going to the courts with my son and shooting baskets with him.
-Sometimes it's sitting on a trampoline with my son and his guinea pig and asking him questions about his day.
-Sometimes it's watching my son play a video game and attempting to understand it.
-Sometimes it's listening to my son play guitar and asking him about music.
I would love to say that I do a great job of connecting with my children every day. But there are days when I am distracted with my tasks or technology and I am less likely to be present. I want my children to remember me as a mom who made time to connect with them often.
God, help each of us to manage our distractions well. And when we find ourselves going through our days distracted, give us awareness so that we can be more intentional about connecting with our people. Amen.
*Coming soon: "Daily Grace: Practical Tools and Prayers for Moms" by Steph Whitley