Losing my marbles….teaching Sarah to play the game marbles

Ritch and Sarah playing the game marbles.

Ritch and Sarah playing the game marbles.

Good Evening Friends,

Losing my marbles?  Well, not me, but Sarah.  Ritch taught her to play the game marbles tonight.  Ritch made a wonderful marble game mat.  Sarah was so excited to learn how to play.  She has wanted to learn for quite awhile, but we have been so busy with other things in life that Ritch just has not had the chance to teach her. 

So tonight, the game is on.  Ritch explained how marbles worked, showed her how to line the marbles up, and they were off.  Sarah was getting frustrated because it wasn’t quite as easy as she thought it was going to be and of course her daddy won several times, which didn’t help either.

Ritch was being so encouraging and having a lot of patience with Sarah because she was getting so frustrated.  I really enjoy watching them spending time together and playing games together as well.  I love hearing them laugh together and having a good time.  There is nothing like spending time with children and being present with them and listening to what is important to them.

This is an area that I struggle in at times, because I seem to get caught up in the everyday activities and the busyness of life that goes on, that when Sarah does want to talk to me, play a game or just spend time with me, I sometimes simply say in just a minute.  Unfortunately, that minute comes and goes and I have totally forgotten that she wanted time with me.  Do you struggle in this area too?  I have really been praying about this and really feeling the Lord pressing on my heart that I need to slow down and really be present in the moment when Sarah comes to me whether it is to ask me a question or to talk, play a game or just simply wanting to spend time with me.  I need to slow down and not let these last few years fly by and wish later that I had spent the time with her that she needed.  What are some ways that you make sure that you are truly focused on your children and what is important to them in the busyness of life and the daily activities?

These next few years are going to go by so quickly and I don’t want to miss out on the important things in Sarah’s life and I certainly don’t want her to feel as though I don’t have the time for her or the things that are important to her. 

I’m looking forward to watching Ritch and Sarah play marbles and maybe, just maybe Sarah finally being able to win a game against her dad.



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