20 Years From Now


Life moves pretty fast.  If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

Ferris Bueller

Dear Jack ~ Your sister kept us up all night.  What a travesty.  How on earth could she do such a thing?  She’s 8 months old…

In 20 years I will wish for anything to hear her (and your) footsteps inching down those stairs.  I will crave that you still wanted to sleep in our bed.  I’ll trade a major organ for the times you wanted to fingerpaint and spend time talking about nothing.  Where will the time have gone?  Life has a funny way of putting things in perspective.  Instant gratification abounds and the world tells us to live for today; I propose you live for the moment.

Savor the now.  Work can wait.  Errands can wait.  TV can wait.  Let me tell you what can’t; memories.  The ones in the making.  The ones yet to be cemented.  And the ones you dream.

It’s not the time we spend together, but the moments we ignite to create memories.




1 Comment

  1. Tom R

    November 25, 2015 9:21 pm

    Insightful and reflective (as I stand on the 20+ year side of parenthood)- also very true – live for the moments.

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