Tuesday, January 1, 2013


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I say "Babies come first" often around here.  Or at least I say it to myself in my head... and to God in my heart.  It might come out with a sigh or a grin or a growl, depending on the moment.

But this picture I took this evening helps to remind me why.

I was trying to think of a New Years' Resolution tonight. 

I can think of about twenty off the top of my head.  I could even neatly categorize them from things that might give me back more of a waist, to things that might make me more fiscally solvent, to things that would build a business, to growing my spiritual life, to to making my home more visitor friendly.

But those little bunchkins... they were playing this spitting/squealing game, without any instruction or intervention from me tonight during their bath.

And I laughed at them and at myself.

"Babies come first Tracey."

And then I yelled for Jay to (please) grab the camera and bring it to me.  
I have about 20 shots of them looking at one another with various expressions of spontaneous glee.

I am smart enough to realize that the only resolution I really *need* to make is to remember that these babies come first.  And to let myself enjoy them.  And to appreciate that even though my waist to hip ratio is not ideal, my body grew those two little critters, and I should be kind to it (in both word and deed).  

"Babies come first."

Before my blog re-design.  
Or figuring out Illustrator.  
Or making another block for my new idea.
Or having the laundry all caught-up.  
(And if you're wondering -- no, tonight's dishes are not all done.)

So I suppose my resolution is the same as it was last year.
And the year before.
And the good Lord willing, he can figure out a way to continue to work on the growing of my heart and mind and spirit and servant heart and wifey love and cleaning habits and exercise and budgeting skills in the midst of that.

At least that is my prayer.

Happy New Year y'all.  I have many happy things planned for 2013.  Hopefully most of them will show up in this space soon, but it really depends on those two little squishy smilers up there.  ♥ ♥


Kate R said...

Gorgeous photo and a great reminder, thank you! I was sitting here taking a break from thinking about my own resolutions and this was a really beautiful and encouraging post to read. Thanks for sharing and I hope you manage to have a fulfilling 2013 and whatever ways you can, but most especially with your beautiful babies :)

Katie @SwimBikeQuilt said...

I couldn't agree more. I think it's the best (and sometimes hardest) type of resolution!

Dana Gaffney said...

What a wonderful picture and your resolution is the best one I've heard, setting a priority of love is one you can keep easily, especially with those two. Happy New Year.

Katy Cameron said...

Happy new year, hope it's a good one :o)

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

What sweeties! Family always comes first and is all that really matters. Happy new year!

Natasha said...

What a great resolution. Thank you so much for that reminder!

Lee said...

Awww. Great resolution and an amazing picture. Thanks for sharing, and happy 2013!

Sonia B said...

Thank you.

Pam Herman Bush said...

You are wise Tracey Jay! Happy New Year! xoxo

Kami Gimenez said...

I'm with you Tracey! Great post!

Kristie said...

That is just perfect. Love to all of you!

sandra said...

Yes sweet Tracey that is the best resolution in life family comes first and foremost. I am seventy and that is still my path to look after my dear family. Happy New Year to you and your Sweet family. Blessings Sandra

Cathy said...

Good for you!

Vesuviusmama said...

Beautiful children, beautiful post!

Made for You by Amy Plew said...

Beautiful post! Your littles are so cute! Enjoy every minute!!!! :)


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