For some reason, in the quiet left after the hubbub of activities and meal prep and chatter, I am left with a deep impression to cherish the moment.
I'm not promised unlimited time with these people that I love. Am I loving them well? Do they know that I love them?
I'm not promised another chance to make good memories. Am I making the most of the opportunities I have? Am I taking notice of the gift of today? Am I placing importance on the most valuable things?
Someday these little people will be the big people. Someday today will be the past; the heritage my children look back on. My time here is short and fleeting.
What I do today is important. It might not seem like much in the moment but it is a whole string of todays that make up the future. What I do today will matter.
I might not get another chance to stop and listen. I might not get another chance to do something special. I might not get another chance to say I love you.
Don't take today, and the people who are in it, for granted.