July 27, 2010

Now and then

It's occurred to me over the last few weeks that Ben will only be 10 months old this one time and never again.

When I'm older, and all of our bills are paid, I might be able to retire early and slow down a bit, but I will NEVER be able to go back and be Ben-the-10-month-old's mom or Jack-the-38-month old's mom again. What they learn, the habits that they develop, the stages they go through . . . I can later try to help them to change, but I can't go back and re-do all of that with them. All the money in the world can't buy back this time I have with my boys.

The question is . . . how will this shape what I do today?

1 comment:

Sara Neufeld said...

wow, those are some good thoughts to mull over...thanks.