Amy Rees Anderson

We Will Never Regret The Moments We Took

Here we are on August 3rd and I am suddenly aware of the fact that this is our last month of summer vacation before our kids go back to school again…And even though we can’t change the fact that summer vacay will be coming to an end in a few weeks for all our children that have been out of school, or in my case home from college, we can at least decide right now to make the absolute most of these few weeks left with our kids before their lives become school and homework and sports teams and dance squads and everything else that fills their time in the fall.

My suggestion is this, for those of you that go to work, take a look at your work schedule try and see what things you might be able to push off until September so you can free up as much time as you can to be with your kids before they start back to school again. And for those of you that work in the home, figure out what projects can wait until September, and decide not to stress about having a perfectly clean house this month so you can spend every possible moment playing in the sun with your kids.

Our children grow up so fast. Trust me, I have experienced just how fast they grow as my two children have both become adults in the last few years, moving out of my house to go to college and on missions. I still remember how I used to feel when my kids were little, thinking I had all the time in the world to spend with them….but then in the blink of an eye they are grown-up and living adult lives of their own. It happens more quickly than you could ever imagine…and sadly we rarely realize it until they are actually leaving home and by then it’s too late to go back and relive those moments…and how you wish you would have moved heaven and earth to spend every moment possible with them, relishing every second…

I realize I can’t go back in time, but I can certainly enjoy the next few weeks with my son before he leaves home to head back to college again and I intend to do just that. And for all of you who have children at home for the summer, regardless of their age, I hope you do the same. We will never regret the moments we took time to spend time with our children creating memories…but we definitely regret the times we could have and didn’t…

“Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back.”  -Harvey Mackay

Have an AMAZING day!

~Amy

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