. . . all the feelings that I have
hiding here for you inside . . .
And now that I’ve given you your ear worm for the day . . . I have been trying to cherish the time I have left with Chester (read more about him at 5 Ways to Know It’s Time).
But life is still busy, ironically even busier than normal because of him, and it’s easy to get caught up in the everyday tasks.
I do not know how much time we have together. I know that time is limited. I try to take time out of my busy days and hold him like he likes, throw a toy for him, take him for a walk even if we’ve already walked earlier that day, comb him — the list goes on and on.
It’s so easy to cherish our time because I know that it’s running out.
Do I cherish my time with my husband as much? With my parents?
Of course I don’t, not as often as I should (yes, honey, I love you). I try to, and while my mind knows that every day is a gift, as recent current events so sadly affirm, we tend to take our loved ones for granted. Even my parents, who are elderly.
I think of them, of course. I plan to call them. And then I get busy with life again. And I just don’t have the time (or so I think). Or I’m tired.
There is no chore more important than our loved ones.
Cherish all your happy moments; they make a fine cushion for old age.
— Booth Tarkington