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. ♥ ♥