Presence and Presents

I woke up on November 1st to a child that had snuck into my bed. She was up with a smile (as is her usual), stretching and proclaiming "helloooo, November!".

It is her birthday month and we are very excited. As I woke up today I started thinking about November and gratitude. You guys know how I feel about gratitude, right?

More than that, I thought about how I wanted to give my baby my presence this month. More than normal. Because I feel as if I sometimes fall short. When things get stressful and hectic, my time and energy are pulled away from her and it doesn't feel good.

As I as working on this I saw this IKEA video where they took kids and had them write a letter to Santa about what they wanted. The results may surprise you. As much as kids always want want want, it's interesting that the one thing they consistently want is us. Isn't that awesome?

How do you make sure you are present in the lives of those you love?

The season of presents and presence