Anyway, so I am not doing resolutions this year, because new year, end of the year, middle of the year, life is now. Now is now. And living each day to the fullest, sans expectations, is the plan. We are reminded daily that life is short. Like the other day, I was taking the kids to the park and they were asking, no begging, me to play T-Rex. T-Rex is basically a game where I chase them all around the park as I am pounding my T-Rex feet and trying to "get" them. It brings an unbelievable amount of joy and laughter to my children. But this day, I was feeling tired and wasn't really up for my dinosaur task. We got to the park and there was another father there, two older boys and three young children. My first thought was, wow, he's got a handful. But shortly after we arrived, he left, with only three of the younger children. The two older boys, and when I say older I mean maybe around 6 and 10, were there alone. I looked around the park only to see an older gentlemen slowly walking around with a cane. He seemed to be looking in the boys direction so I realized that it must be their grandfather. But as the man got closer, it seemed that he could very well be their father. He walked very slowly, was frail and thin. He then called over to the boys, calling to them "boys" as if to say it's time to leave. But his voice was so weak that the boys didn't hear him. All I could think about was how much this man would love to run over to the park and have a good game of T-Rex with his "boys." Father or not. The boys finally left and I played T-Rex. I was the best T-Rex I've ever been and played my heart out with my kids the rest of the day. Now is now. Life is a gift.
|our friend's house, all wrapped up for the holidays. has nothing to do with this post, but isn't it gorgeous?|