Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow… This line actually came from an episode of Millenium. In it there is a flashback showing Frank as a young boy. He and his mother are looking into the window of a shop. Frank wants a train set and his mother tells him maybe tomorrow. He replies that tomorrow will be too late because it will be Christmas day. Her reply is tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow.
So why am I talking about that? Last night we had quite a scare here. It brought home the fact that we might not always have tomorrow. If you had to say goodbye to a loved one, would you be ready? Or would you have regrets? Would there be things you wished you had done together with the person who is now gone? Would there be minutes that you would give anything to have back? In my case, the answer is yes. I would regret missed opportunities to play together. I would long for more time, more smiles and to make more memories.
And so it is time for change. Time to stop mis-spending minutes. Time to make more time for family and loved ones. I used to see these fun public service ads on PBS called Family, It’s about time. They are put together by the LDS church. I tracked a few down if you’d like to watch a few of them. I love how fun and cute these little clips are. I’ve linked to one called Runaway Stagecoach but the other 2 are so cute as well. Watch them if you have about 5 minutes to spare.
This excerpt from an article called Family Home Evening: It’s A Matter Of Time also grabbed ahold of me:
“Take Time for Your Children
“1. Take time to always be at the crossroads in the lives of your children. …
“2. Take time to be a real friend to your children.
“3. Take time to read to your children. …
“4. Take time to pray with your children.
“5. Take time to have a meaningful weekly home evening. …
“6. Take time to be together at mealtimes as often as possible.
“7. Take time daily to read the scriptures together as a family.
“8. Take time to do things together as a family.
“9. Take time to teach your children.
“10. Take time to truly love your children.”
President Thomas S. Monson, quoting from President Ezra Taft Benson, To the Mothers in Zion (pamphlet, 1987), 8–12; in “Memories of Yesterday, Counsel for Today,” Ensign, May 1992, 5.”
In summary, our little one looks as if nothing even happened. There has been singing, laughter, cuddles and dancing and I am extremely grateful for every bit of it. I am even grateful for the sweet little feet that were pressing into my side and my cheek when I woke this morning as our little one stretched in slumber. We are grateful that all is well and no harm came from the accident. It is my prayer that all will be well with all of you as well. I love all my dear family and friends and pray for your well being and happiness.
With much love,