Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Dating All the Men in My Life

To say it's been busy around the Wilt house would be an understatement. There are some days that go by so fast I can't even recall what took place, and most of the time, I don't even know what day it is. "Wait! What? It's already Thursday?" 

"Mom, I really want to go on a date with you," these are the words I have been hearing from my little guys mouth for the last month... I know the sweetest thing ever! If I had to choose one word to sum up my Jonathan it would be the word, "sweet"... he's a ball of sugary goodness.  Most of the time he will end his sentences to me with, "Thank you my sweetie mom, you're so beautiful." He melts my heart daily.  

The excuses are stopping, the priorities are being shifted and it's days with all the kids... and Jonathan is up first! These moments are so precious and so important to us. Each kid needs that individual time where they are the only one I listen to and it's all about them.  

Our house is so loud, so busy, and most of time everyone is screaming for attention...literally. One-on-one time allows them to have a voice and helps them know that they're special...that they're significant...that they're loved. And for me it's so important to not let these years slip by without really knowing the in's and out's of my children. I want to know everything about them. It might sound weird to ask, but do I really know everything about them? They are changing and growing so fast...I don't want to miss who they really are at this time in their life. 

Dates don't need to be elaborate, expensive or an all-day thing. Keep it simple and do it more often...that's what I'm shooting for! 

Love ya Buddy!

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  1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us! Great post. Saw you at
    and i look forward being part of your blog. When you have time please stop by. Have a great week.

  2. I love dates, even with two kids I see the value in pursuing them individually. I miss you Linsey, its a kick to think that though we are miles apart........being a mom is relatable....wherever we are.

  3. So true my Wise daughter. Time spent getting to know your children is always a WIN-WIN situation.That little Buddy is a keeper. I Love his sweet and tender heart.He is a reflection of his tender hearted parents. That's for sure. Love you!

  4. Oh my goodness... seriously, every time you post a picture of your kids I keep thinking... can they get any cuter??? The answer is YES! Those Wilt kiddos melt my heart!! Love that you do this - it will engrave their hearts forever!

    Kel :)

  5. Love this post and your pix. I am following you and looking fwd to reading great posts. Esmeralda @

  6. It warms my heart every time I read one of your posts or stories! You and Erik are so blessed and such an example to me of a godly family. And those kids are just the best and most precious ever! I can't wait to see you all again one day! Thanks for keeping us posted and sharing these precious moments with us. It is so nice to hear what's going on in yall's lives! I pray continued guidance and blessings on your lives! I hope they(the kids) remember me.

    1. Thank you Christina, I really hope we get to see you again also!

  7. I love this! We don't have children yet, but I'm so excited for when we do and we absolutely plan on doing dates!! Your family is adorable!
    Kristina @ The Streeters Unlimited