Time is marching on way too fast. Regrets? You don’t want to have any. So, take my advice and just DO it! Yes, you read that right. Take that family vacation that you’ve been putting off because you have bills to pay. Those bills do need to be a priority, but so does your family. I’m not saying take an extravagant trip that you can’t afford or that you’ll be paying off on your credit card for years. What I AM saying is just do it. MAKE time for your family. Take a day trip to the beach and watch your children run through the water at the edge of the sandy shore. Soak in all of their laughter as they splash and play. Allow your spirit to be free and soar right along with theirs. Enjoy the moment. Just DO it!
Listen up, parents. I’m sure no one has to tell you that your children are growing up way too fast. At times when they are having trouble potty training or sleeping through the night, you may wish they were older and past that stage. Stop yourself if you can. Don’t wish their baby and toddler years away. Don’t rush them to grow up either. Before you know it, you will blink your eyes, and they will be walking down the aisle with a cap and gown on GRADUATING! Trust me. I KNOW! This just happened to me May 22, 2015 when my darling daughter was a newborn JUST the day before, and I blinked … and she walked across the stage in that royal blue cap and gown with the blue and white tassel hanging from her cap as she glowed – GLOWED, I want you to know – as we clapped and cheered for her great accomplishment.
It … goes … way … too … fast!
There is such an urgency I feel within my heart to tell you to do it NOW while you can. While your babies still want you around. When they want you to run in the yard acting like you’re fairies or better yet, like you’re in the Hunger Games. RUN … PLAY … SPEND PRECIOUS TIME WITH THEM!
So they want to jump on your back, but you’re sooooo tired from the day’s work. LET THEM! Bend down and let them ride on your back across the yard. Hear their laughter in your ears, but let it flow right straight to your heart. Allow THAT to soak in, and you’ll see that a tired back is nothing compared to the memories you JUST made with your son or daughter.
Just DO it, people!
Years later when you look back on the pictures … relive the memories … or hear your children tell stories of their childhood to their own children … you’ll be so glad you took the time!