The Gift of Time
Sunday, May 09, 2010
I put together a photo album of my son recently as a gift for my future daughter-in-law. As I went through the photos, I was amazed at what I'd forgotten about my family's life and how time had passed. I was blessed with four children. There are pictures of every aspect of their lives : their birth, first lost tooth, school, sports, their first love, military pictures for three of them, weddings and more. I let the memories wash over me, shed a few tears over the ones no longer here ( miss you mom ) and laughed out loud over their antics, captured in time.
I've gone from receiving macaroni necklaces and handprints in Plaster of Paris, to spa days and perfume for Mother's Day.
All I asked for this year was the gift of time. No gift was or ever will be as important as this. My heart is full.
The next time you're looking for something that no money can match, try the gift of time, to add to the memories of your heart.
Happy Mother's Day