Like most people in this world, I go through my days and I feel like I never have enough time in any one day to get everything done. I need to make time for work, for my daughter, for my wife, for myself, and then there is time to clean the house and do all those other mommy chores I have to do. It can be hard to stop and take a few breathes and enjoy all the little things in life. I think far too often people take for granted what they have until it is gone. Then you realize just how short life can be.
I try my best to enjoy the small things in like. One of my favorite things to do is to just go for a walk with my family. We don’t go anywhere but around our neighborhood but it makes everyone happy including the dog. We just walk. We walk and we talk and we laugh and enjoy the evening together. It really is so nice.
I love the cuddles I get from my little girl. I try to enjoy and embrace her as much as I can because I know that a day will come when I will not be her first choice for cuddles. I enjoy that time with her now. Each day seems like she grows up way too much.
Yesterday we attended a family funeral. D’s uncle passed away. It makes you appreciate and love the family you have so much more when it is right in your face how short life really is. It doesn’t matter if they are 40 or 80; you never seem to have enough time with them.
I got to meet some of D’s family that I have never met before. They were all so sweet and so welcoming. Baby J kept calling them “cousins”. None of them had names to her but she knew they were her cousins and that was all that mattered to her. It was really cute. They were all so wonderful to her and I am so glad to have gotten this opportunity to have met them. I really wish it was due to better circumstances than a funeral. I hope we can all keep in contact now that we have met.
On the long drive home, D and I were talking about the wedding. I know with all my heart I am marrying the right woman. I love her for all she is and for all I am when I am with her. She is a wonderful mama and I couldn’t ask for a better person to spend the rest of my life with.
Hold close and cherish the ones that you love. Life is too short to just keep chugging along without stopping to take a few breathes and enjoy the people around you.