On any Wednesday afternoon, I am easily found. Just find Henry and you’ll find me. Like two old souls, we’re usually watching a biographical documentary together on the couch. Today we learned about Usain Bolt and his remarkable feats. There are no snacks. No phones. No tablets. Nothing to distract from this togetherness. We rush to find each other as soon as the youngest are tucked in for naps.
I don’t have afternoon MoveMore groups on Wednesday. I can give him my full attention. We both need it. Crave it.
As we sit in silence, I am reminded of the blessing. Staying home. When I’m old and have no retirement plan or pension or savings to speak of, I will have no regret. To sacrifice my career, the nicer car, the vacations for their betterment, their security, their comfort….that is a gift that I will gladly give.
The gift of TIME.
There is no replacement.
This life – It’s nothing like how I thought it’d look and it’s everything I’ve ever wanted.