While watching a car commercial of a 16 year old getting his first car, then going off to college, then with his own family, I was struck in the heart by how fast this time goes with my kids when I’m there whole world. They will one day grow up and won’t need me in the same ways. I won’t be their whole world one day. One day they will have their own wives and kids and they will be their whole world. That’s the way it’s supposed to be but it makes me sad. I wish I could force myself to enjoy them being so needy. I’m really trying to stay in each single moment but it really is hard. I don’t want to fly through this time of their lives. I want to be more present. Daily, enjoying each of them to the fullest. I would like to issue myself a dare. A dare to live more present, more fully, more appreciative in each moment.

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