How many summers do you have left?
Do you know? Would knowing change how you spent this coming summer? Are you doing your best to optimize your time with your loved ones,and make memories?
As a mom of a 9 year old, and a 15 year old, I’m very aware of how quickly time is passing. My eldest daughter is completing grade 10 this year. And, as she readies for driver’s licence prep, and is full of thoughts of university-prep classes; the finite amount of time I have with my girls under my roof is a stark reality.
Combine that with the fact that both of my in-laws have had major strokes over the last 8 weeks; leaving both partially paralyzed – one on the left-hand side, the other on the right-hand side. As my husband and his siblings do the endless to-ing and fro-ing between hospitals, rehab centers, and nursing homes; and long discussions with occupational therapists, speech therapists, and doctors; good health has never been as valued.
Need some encouragement to consider your priorities this summer? Don’t you think it’s time to do that trip you always wanted to do with the kids? What are you waiting for?
Look at these little inspirational posters you can find just by scrolling throughout Pinterest or Facebook on almost any given day…. they certainly have the emotional tug that just “gets” you.
Getting the picture?