What Matters Most

I’ve started three different posts today, but will likely complete none of them. I would like to boast discipline, but am thinking of a quote by Francis Chan.

“Our greatest fear should not be of failure, but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.”

It’s not that writing or the topics about which I write are unimportant. They are relevant (sometimes) and they truly matter (sometimes), but I have more important things to finish today. Like being with my kids.

Our family has been dealing with a fun little stomach bug this week. Z-man was out of it on Sunday and Monday. Miss Ellie was up vomiting most of the night Tuesday and home from school yesterday. I thought we were back on track today, but got a call from the school nurse less than an hour after the start of classes. And so my “productive day” was filled with cuddles and homemade soup, small sips of clear liquids and lots of cozy blankets. Instead of writing, I spent my afternoon playing video games and reading children’s books.

All in all, it’s been a fabulous day. One in which I count my many, many blessings.

My favorite part of the day? When sweet Ellie looked up at me with those big, beautiful eyes and said, “Mom, you’re glorious.” I still laugh at the thought of it.

Now, let me get off of here to run another load of laundry and continue coddling my sickies. Tomorrow is a new day. Maybe then I can finish some of what I’ve started.

In the meantime, I am now contributing to Writer Interrupted on a regular basis. This link will show you the few articles already published there.

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