COLORADO SPRINGS — It has been a long year with the pandemic, the presidential election and all that 2020 has thrown at us. This week has been especially full of anxiety and long hours for me. I’ve found myself staying up later just to have a few minutes to myself. At the same time, much of it has been spent glued to my phone.
Tonight, as I snuggle my babies, I’ve gone down a rabbit hole of old videos. That’s better than political stories, right?
My advice to you: take the video. They’re little voices, messy faces, budding personalities and hilarious commentary... it’s all fleeting. And that can’t be found in the “perfect shot” we sometimes aim for.
I know my husband gets annoyed when I take 1000 videos of our kids, but sometimes we need these moments. Tonight I need it. I need the simplicity of a child’s thoughts and the cement of a memory that may otherwise be gone one day.
Sure this is distracting me from what’s happening in the world, but it’s also making me realize more than ever that it all starts at home. Our children learn respect, compassion, honesty and humility when we show up. They learn far more from what we are, than what we say.
You can disagree and not be enemies. In fact, in our house we are on different sides of the aisle and respect, love and grace prevail. Choose how you show up.
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