Monday, March 22, 2010

Cherish your time

I have been a little MIA on my blog the last few days.  We had a whirlwind week - a lot of events and celebrations happened in the last week or so that really made me think about how I cherish my time and how I should cherish my time even more!
  • Our 20 month old began to talk so much in the last week or so.  It is like something clicked and now she says so many words and seems to understand so much more.  It makes me sad that out baby is growing up so fast but I am trying to CHERISH this time that she is little because I know that she is going to be a teenager and out of the house before I know it!

  • I had my second yoga class that I take at a friends' studio and I completely CHERISHED my hour and 1/2 away from it all and concentrated on a great workout with great friends.  It is hard to walk out the door as soon as my husband gets home and get home right when he is putting them to bed and I know it is a sacrafice for him too and so I CHERISH my time because it isn't easy to get away.

  • We hosted an annual get together with a great group of highschool friends.  Each year we take turns hosting a "Valentine's" dinner.  This year it was our turn and we had the stomach flu the first time we were supposed to host, so it got rescheduled to this weekend.  I CHERISH the time with this group of friends.  We are all about the same age, have kids, have like interests and really have a great time together.  We don't all live close to each other so we don't get to see each other as we would like.  But the time we do have is CHERISHED!

  • I also got to host a birthday party for one of my nieces this weekend.  We had family home for a few reasons so it just made sense for me to host.  I CHERISH the time with my family.  I have 3 sisters and a brother and we all get along so well and truly love each other's company. We enjoyed good food, the boys played cards, we had a few cocktails and watch the cousins play.  It is rare these days for families to be as close as we are and I am very grateful and will forever CHERISH my time with them.

  • Our son received his First Communion this weekend!  He is growing up so fast!!!  He is our first born and it seems like just yesterday that I was holding him in my arms in the hospital.  I CHERISH my time with him.  He is such an amazing son and I couldn't ask for anything more.  He has to put up with a lot with a house full of women and he is such a good sport.  He has such an awesome love for his sisters that I can't even explain.  Of course they get on his nerves and him on theirs but when he comes home from school, the first thing he does is run through the door and say "Where are my girls?" and runs to give them a hug.  I CHERISH my time with him even more these days as he seems like such a little man and not my little boy anymore.

  • And last, but certainly not least, I lost an uncle this week.  He was an amazing Husband, Dad, Brother, Son, Grandpa and Man.  And he was one of my Dad's best friends!  I know my Dad CHERISHED the last few years that they spent together.  They went on many road trips, touring around, visited family members, went on trips to the casinos, etc.  It is hard to see someone you love go, but I know he is in a better place and can now be with his parents up in Heaven. This event will make me CHERISH my time even more with my parents.  I love them dearly and know that someday they will go so all I can do is make the most of today and CHERISH the time we have together now.
It is hard to always CHERISH the time that you have.  But as you read this post, think about one thing in your life that you should or want to CHERISH more and try and make a point to do that.  Right now I am going to go and CHERISH some cuddle time with my family.


Deb said...

Your post brought me to tears this morning! What a long weekend! We CHERISH our time we get to spend with you and the rest of our family! We have made lots of memeories that will never be forgotten!

Wendy Irene said...

I am so sorry to hear about your Uncle. I am sure he is now watching over your family, and that his love for all of you remains here on earth.
I have to say "Where are my girls?" is one of the sweetest things I have ever heard of a big brother say. That is how you truly know you are doing an amazing job raising such loving individuals!

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