My husband and older son went on a little trip at the beginning of this week. While they were gone, I planned to catch up on some paperwork and filing, clean everything, and write. Well, I did some of my paperwork and all of my filing. I also cleaned like a crazy person (and still have several more days-worth of cleaning left). But I didn't write. Sorry.
You see, I only had a short amount of extra time in my days, and I decided to give it away. I had a nine-year-old little boy (who won't be little much longer) who wanted some time with me. So, we snuggled down in my bed and talked about things like the beginning of the school year and how he feels about turning ten. Then we looked at a box of things from when he was a baby. We fell in love with each other even more than we already were (shhh....don't tell him I said that!).
There were quite a few things that I really wish I could have gotten done. Still, I would never wish away those moments I spent with my special guy. I'll have more minutes in more days for doing more cleaning and writing. But before I'm ready, that little boy of mine will be all grown up and might only find time to come home when he needs his laundry done or wants a meal that wasn't cooked in a microwave.
When that time comes, I hope he remembers the morning that we pulled up the covers and laughed and talked just because we loved each other. I hope he doesn't forget. I hope I don't either.
Have you spent time doing something truly important today? Tell us about it!