At first I thought this topic was frivolous…not for me. I don’t need more stuff; I’m trying to downsize. But it dawned on me that one thing I would love to have, I think, is more time. I’d divide 200 years amongst loved ones so that I’d have more time to be with them, and more time to experience life in my wizened, older age.
Like most young people, I probably blew through my early years not paying attention to what I was doing. I wasted precious time fretting over…what? I could’ve been taking full advantage of life’s offerings, learning French, re-learning to swim so I could snorkel, studying voice so I might’ve become a singer, moving to NYC so I might’ve hoofed it on Broadway, been less fearful so I might’ve traveled Europe as a teen.
Now into my 60s, I’m at peace with what I haven’t done. I know and accept my physical, mental and emotional limitations. But if I had more time, I could squeeze a few more things in before my expiration date comes due. Just a few more, like playing the piano or the guitar, and reading all the books in my ever-growing collection. And, of course, more time with my husband by my side and our grandchildren settling into our laps for bedtime stories…or just a cuddle. But most of all, more time…
I love that photo of you and your daughter and I like the way you say that living until your death date and what to do with that left over time we do have.
My daughter and I share a great relationship. We know we’re blest that way. We never waste a moment to assure each other of our love. Whatever time allotted to us…we make it count…
that’s all we can do…i think… 🙂
it’s a great post, and wonderful picture.
I would also love to know I can have long, long time with people I love,
for sure see my daughter get old, etc.
I think moms are very aware of the passing of time. We’ve so much on our to do lists…and so little time to accomplish everything we’d like. Quality time with loved ones is always at a shortage. All we can do is …
continue to try. 🙂
Beautiful post and pic! 😀
Thanks. I think our minds probably run along the same track. 😉