Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Artsy Schmartsy Priorities: The Promise Necklace

Recently my six year old daughter was excited about the arrival of a weekend visitor. She prepared for our guest by planning a special necklace making project for them to do together. My daughter was jumping out of her skin with anticipation.
The visitor came, the weekend passed and our guest went home without making a necklace and my daughter was heartbroken.
So, I told her I would make a necklace with her.
The day passed and I was about to leave for work early that evening when my daughter reminded me about my promise to make a necklace. I decided to take that extra 10 minutes to make the necklace instead of having the extra time to set up at work. I couldn't break her heart too.
It was well worth it. You would have thought I had taken her to Disney World by how excited she was and quite frankly, it ended up being the best part of my day.
I made a necklace for her and she made a necklace for me.
I hung the necklace that she made for me in my car as a reminder of how important it is
to keep our promises to each other
and how important it is to take time to do things with the people we love.

I hope my children will look back on today
And see a mother who had time to play.
Dusting and scrubbing can wait 'till tomorrow
For babies grow fast we learn to our sorrow.
Cleaning and cooking won't go away
But children grow bigger day after day

So quiet down cobwebs and dust go to sleep
I'll play with my children 'cause children don't keep.
anon poem adapted by me

1 comment:

Janelle said...

So true, Christy! People are the most important thing.