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What Motherhood Has Taught Me About Focus

My daughter has taught me a lot about focus and how important it is in raising children…


Focus requires concentration.
Something I often lack.
Especially on during seasons of sleeplessness.

When I’m distracted I can often feel the tug of little hands
pulling me to better focus on what is more important.
My daughter takes me by the hand a leads me.
She holds my face between her hands.
“Look at me,” her wide eyes beg.

Oh, yes, little one.
Thank you for the reminder…

How long will we have these moments?
How often to we lose sight of what is right in front of us.
Our children need our attention.

Are you focused?


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  1. focus on what is more important…..right in front of us. Oh yes. A very good reminder indeed. Thank you so much, Jenni! (great 5 minute write!)
    Nikki recently posted..FOCUS ~ Five Minute FridayMy Profile

  2. beautiful <3
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  3. nice post thanks for sharing the 5 minutes friday…looking for to visit more..blessings

  4. Heart touching post.
    Denise recently posted..Five Minute Friday/FocusMy Profile

  5. What a wonderful reminder! Thanks for sharing.
    Erin recently posted..Five Minute Friday: Out of FocusMy Profile

  6. oooh good thought. I need to be more focused, and it’s something I’ve been working on lately! thanks for the reminder :)
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  7. Oh I often pray, most everyday, that I would savor these moments and not try to rush through the day. These moments will soon pass! Be present! Thanks for sharing over at Fellowship Fridays :)
    Nikki @ Christian Mommy Blogger recently posted..6 Steps to Building Your Own Community {Mastermind Group}My Profile

  8. ah yes the need to focus and the clarity little ones have in helping us get there. I totally wish we as adults could get there on our own, but then again children are here for a purpose too

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  9. Lovely post.
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  10. I am NOT focused at all. Being distracted is something I battle constantly. The kids do help sometimes, but other times they ARE the distractions, especially when they all want something different from me at the exact same time. Let’s just say I’m getting lots of practice prioritizing. :)
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  11. oh friend, my children do this for me, too. they have an adorable way of reminding us of what truly matters. may you know rest and hope. e.
    imperfect prose recently posted..what bedtime looks like at our houseMy Profile

  12. Oh, this is so precious! Children certainly know when they don’t have our attention, don’t they? It is so easy to get caught up in other things. Thanks so much for linking up to Making Your Home Sing Monday!
    momstheword recently posted..Making Your Home Sing MondayMy Profile

  13. It is true. The world is calling us in so many directions. Our children are only going to be young for a moment and the poof, they grow up. Thanks for sharing at Mom’s Library!
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  14. What a very touching post! It just so nice to know that we mothers learn so many things in life the moment we already have a kid. I don’t really know the real reason although I have a hint that since being a parent is a duty all of us are obligated to give unconditional love which is very innate to us.

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