Have you ever just had one of those weeks were you miss the "good ole days." Not saying that where I am right now isn't good, because it is. It's great! I love my family, and my life. Very much. With that said, there are still days that I look back and wish I could go back in time. Not even to change anything. But just to savor the moment a little more.
I have always been one to really enjoy life, and to document it well. I have always loved pictures and videos. And now, I am so grateful for the pictures and videos of all of the great memories I have.
I'd like to go back to when my 3 kids where little, particularly 1, 2 and 4. I remember those days well. A lot of sleeping late. A lot of flour fights in the kitchen. A lot of cartoons, wrestling and bubbles. A lot of playing in the water hose, popsicles and sidewalk chalk. And my favorite, a lot of snuggling with my babies. I love to have them all in bed with me (not at night!!! ), loving, talking and giggling. I'm blessed with some of the funniest kids I know, probably due to the fact that my husband is Tim Busbee, the king of comedy! :) I truly, really enjoyed them when they were smaller. We sacrificed a lot for me to have that time, and I am so glad we did!
I'd like to go back to when Tim and I were dating. We only dated 10 months before getting married, so we didn't date long. But what fun we had. And when we first got married it was like one very long slumber party that never ended.... oh what fun we had, back when times were a little more simple. I truly enjoyed dating him and the time we had before we started kids, (which also wasn't long.... we are too excited about life and rushing into it all!!!). I'd love to go back to the days we called into work and went on a picnic, or to the McWayne center, do not judge us, we were only kids (20). What great memories I have of our beginning!
And finally, I'd love to go back to when I was younger. To maybe a holiday, when all of the family was at the house spending time together. My dad would be there, Paul would be there and all my family. What happy and fun times we had. All outside playing volleyball, on the homemade court my dad made in our front yard, or playing whiffle ball! Oh how I miss those days.
Looking back, it reminds me of what is important in life. It isn't things. Things come and go. And then more things come and more go. But when people (or time) passes, they are gone for good. The memories can't be made anymore.
Thank God for such an amazing life, it's not filled with riches.... not the kind the world is after, but it sure is filled with priceless people and memories. I wouldn't trade my life for any amount of money in this world!
May I live everyday and remember how much my loved ones mean to me. How they are much more important than that sink full of dishes. And may you do the same!