"Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you."
Time. It is something I have written about quite often since I have started blogging. Finding balance in the time we have, cherishing moments, and simply holding on to the “now” as much as we can. But in reality I think as much as I write about it I find myself a bit frightened by the fact that it really does seem to fly by way too quickly. I see it in how fast Little Chick is growing, in my Dad’s passing, my mom’s aging and when I look in the mirror. No, this post is not meant to be about gloom and doom, however the contrary. I have been really thinking about what it is that I need in my life to truly capture the moments and hold on and savor them long enough to say that I “truly lived in the moment”!
My dear friend George passed away last year at 94 years of age. I had gotten to know him ten years prior and I adored our conversations about his life. He was a young man trapped in an elderly man's body! He lived a full life! He had known true love (his wife passed away shortly before I met him), had a beautiful home which he shared with his friends through many parties and he had traveled quite a bit with his beloved wife. I often looked at his eyes and wondered what it was like to have such a full spirit, yet to have a body that was giving out.
When I look at my own life and how much I cherish being a mommy I often wish I could just slow it down a bit! Time really does have a way of passing quickly and I don't want to miss a second of it!
My mom, George and I.
Mom and Dad not too long ago!