But with all this excitement is a much needed reminder to keep the balance in my life: to make sure that I am taking time for my children to be completely present with them in the way they need me to be. To take the time for those who are nearest and dearest to my heart and not let the busyness of the outside world take away from what matters the most.
I also remind myself that I need to take time for myself. If I am struggling, I cannot support someone else. If I am not fully present on my own, I cannot be fully present with someone else. And those around me, my husband and my children, need me to connect fully with them. So, I set aside time for my work, time for play, time to reflect quietly alone, and time to connect with the other important people in my life. I take the time to just sit and breathe. I am modeling self-care for my own children, so that when they grow up they will know within themselves that it is good to take time for themselves. It is good, for they are human beings, not human doings. Who they are is enough.
Take the time today to stop and breathe. Just allow yourself to be. For you are enough just the way you are.