It’s my 7th wedding anniversary!
Today I get to openly acknowledge that the hubby is “not bad, not bad at all!” He makes great coffee, he looks good without a shirt on, he’s fast enough to catch Elias when he runs off AND he can still manage to carry both kids at once (believe you me that’s a strong man feat!).
However, as I celebrate that James and I made it through another year across town someone is saying goodbye to their husband and best friend who left the house vibrant and full of life on Sunday .. and never returned. That’s how quickly things can change.
J and I used to have “date nights” and for those of you who automatically think “sexy time” our date nights were more on the lines of a movie (my choice of course) and an ice cream – wild times! But I’m not going to lie, it’s been a long time since we’ve done anything remotely dateish in fact I’m hard pressed to remember a time that James and I went out of the house alone and even when we are alone in the same room we are usually doing different things. He will be busy sharing random scientific “facts” or playing games on Facebook and I’ll be catching up on a weeks worth of TV on mysky.
In short – I take his, my kids, my family and my friend’s presence for granted.
I’ll often think to myself “I must catch up with so and so“ or “James and I must do so and so“ or “I really should take the kids to so and so“ only to talk myself of it because I’m
too tired or
I’ll do it “later” probably next week, or maybe next month .. but later …
Well, this week has been an untimely reminder that you might not have a later, all you truly know for sure is that you have now. This exact moment is yours to do with what you want and although it’s easy to think that embracing life and making the most of every minute means you need to do a lot of stuff, that’s simply not true. Focusing on the simple, ordinary things that you love is the best way to make the most of your time. Catch up with a friend, hold your significant others hand, kiss your kids and hold them tight.
Turn all of your moments into memories ..
Till next time