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April 13, 2009

What Really Matters In Life?

-31 In my last post I was complaining about not being able to find enough time to do all that I wanted to do. There's so much to do - work, housecleaning, bills, talking with friends, reading blogs, checking up on old friends on Facebook, spouses. The list goes on and on.

But then, two events happened in the past week to two families I do not personally know, but because of the blog world have come to know from their blogs. Two devastating, in your worst nightmare come true events - Maddie and Thalon are gone. I don't think their parents are worrying too much about all that work, housecleaning, bills and other stuff anymore. What they wouldn't give to hold their babies just one more time. To see their smile, feel their touch.

Nothing seems all that important anymore. Of course, some things in life need to be done. If you don't pay your bills, you have no electricity. If you don't work you have no money to buy food.

But complaining about the neighbor, griping about work, pouting about a bill? Does it really matter?

What really, truly matters in life? What do we really wish we had more time for after our children are grown and out of the house? It's more time with them.

So, stop reading this and go hug your children. Whether they are awake or asleep. Whether they are infants, toddlers, elementary or teenagers. Hold their hand and whisper sweet nothings into their ears. Let them know how much you enjoy them and how proud you are of them. Because, as hard as it sometimes is, even on their worst days, they have done something you can be grateful for. You can be grateful they are yours and with you. You can never get that back.

This is an orginal post for DC Metro Moms. Robin will be reducing her blogging time some over at MyLifeAsItIs. She plans on refocusing her priorities.

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