Yesterday, at least for a little while, I chose snuggles over work. I chose connection with Oryn over the many things on my to do list. It wasn’t easy. . My brain was racing with every other responsibility I have. At first, I even felt frustrated that he needed me so much. That he needed my presence just to nap. But as I settled in and accepted the moment, I realized that there was literally nothing else more important than making sure he knew that I was there for him. There was nothing else more important than showing him that it’s possible and OK to put all of life’s stressors aside to be there for each other. And in that moment, he taught me how to be more present. He made my mama muscle grow stronger. He reminded me that time will fly by and I will be incredibly regretful if I don’t stop and spend these precious moments with him. . He sees @phil_franks and I work hard all day, every day. I think it’s healthy for him to see us put all that stuff down, too, and rest, together. To take comfort in each other’s presence. To stop rushing and just be. Because this time together is really all we have. 💕 . . . #family#thefrankslife#orynallenfranks#intentionalliving#momlife#parenting#presence#beherenow
My son and I have ongoing dialogue about resting and what that looks like. It’s about more than sleep but resting our minds, resting in a decision and many other ways. One thing we have learned in the last few months is not to fight the need for rest. And we’ve had the benefit of being able to rest in some beautiful places.