My heart is so full tonight.
A while ago a friend posted an article on facebook about how smart phones are making us bad parents because we spend so much time on our phones.
I don't ignore Kennedy all day or anything but I do spend a lot of time on my phone. Kennedy is at the point now where she is learning new things every day. Just this evening she did at least 5 new things that made me cry. There is no feeling in the world like watching your child learn and discover the world around them. It's amazing! If I spend too much time on my phone, I'm going to miss that! I would never forgive myself.
Nothing makes me happier than being a mom. Seriously. I even felt the spirit during the Brigham City Temple Dedication that my calling in life, my purpose, is to be a mother. It took me a long time to get to this point, but I could never go back now. I'm in too deep :)
Nothing makes me happier than her little smile. Nothing brings a smile to my face quite like watching her run down the hall and listening to her feet pitter-patter on the floor. Nothing makes my heart want to explode more than her kisses and hugs. Why would I want to distract myself from that? Granted I love keeping in contact with my family and friends and I don't have the self-control to go off the grid and nix all my social networking profiles, but I am definitely limiting myself from here on out. I never want to regret not spending enough time with my children because of self-indulgence.
So internet, we can be friends during nap time and after bedtime hours. Until then, I have a much cuter date.