Family First!

It's the night before I leave for Jamaica.
The house is a disaster. Not the usual disaster ..I'm talking talking popcorn all over the kitchen floor because my toddler decided it would be fun to dump the whole bag everywhere, dirty dishes on the counter, unpacked bags on the ground, 5 loads of unfolded laundry devouring my couch, half packed suit cases on my bed and a list of a million things to do. Everything in me wants to scream and cancel the trip.
My instinct is to get everything done immediately. But, I decided not to. I sat and played with my  kiddos. In my mind I wasn't going to see them for 10 days. The mess, the packing, the to do's could wait. I was going to put them first.
I must admit that I am not this type of person. My motto is work hard and play later. I think for most things in life, that's a good saying to live by.  But there are times we need to put our family first.
We can get so caught up in the everyday hustle, we miss our children growing up before our eyes. As my kids and I laughed and tickled each other half to death in the messiest living room on planet earth(guys it was sooo bad lol)I was setting a precedent.  My kids matter to me more than work, cleaning, packing ect.
Our kids are always watching us. It's not so much what we say that matters to them, but what we do!  I challenge any mom's out there to let your family be first in your life!


  1. What are you doing in Jamaica, Vee?? How exciting!

    1. Hey Carly! We mixed celebrating our 10 year anniversary & a church mission trip together! It was amazing; We are back now though! I am just late to post this. Haha


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