I was recently scrolling through my feed on Facebook when I saw a post that stopped me in my tracks.. A little girl was desperately trying to get her mother’s attention, so she’d tug on her mommy’s sleeve and talk to her all while trying to get her mother to look away from the smartphone in her hand. The reason this struck a chord with me was because of how often we can walk through Walmart (or any place really) and see little kids trying to get a parent’s attention, but the folks barely even notice they’re there. How are those parents going to feel in 15 years when their little one is all grown up and they’ve missed out on it?
Somewhere along the way, it seems like so many families are drifting apart and time is flying by faster and faster. People get busy and excuses come up to miss family dinner, one kid is gone here one day and another the next day.. And what seems like only a breath later, time has flown by and your family is all grown up.
The reason I was sharing this today is because of a thought that hit me while working on a project recently: Time is flying by and how many of the small things in life are we missing out on because we’re too busy with “more important things”?
So by now you’re probably wondering where I’m going with all of this… In the past, I’ve mainly shared just recipes and a few stories, but now I’m going to make a slight change to PGC. I want to remind people of how very important it is to slow down in life and just take the extra five minutes to go to the park and push her on the swing set or play with him and his toy trucks.
No matter what they are, all of these little things of today that sometime seem like inconveniences, will be sweet, precious memories for tomorrow.
While the Time-Warp Wife’s mission is to help couples keep God at the center of their marriage, Prairie Gal Cookin’s is now not only to share those recipes and ramblings that you love, but also to help remind us of how important it is to bring God back into the center of our family – To slow down and spend more of our time focusing and dwelling on Him in our families.
Whether it’s a simple post about a new encouraging Christian book or some verses that I felt led to share, everything on here will not only remind you of comfort, home and family, but of the God that loves us all and wants to be at the center of every family.
I pray that you’ll not only always be able to leave here feeling more inspired and uplifted than you did before you came, but that you’ll also be reminded to slow down and take time for the “small” things in life that really matter.