Enjoying the Present with Our Kids

One mother’s post made me emotional this morning. The post titled, “First and Last Breaths,” reminded me of the reality that like everybody else, the lives of our children are not really in our hands. We do not really know for sure how long we will have them with us. While this may seem like a really sad thought, I think that it is a wonderful reminder for all parents. We should never forget about enjoying the present with our kids.

There is no denying that we all love our children, and that most of the things we do in life are for their good. So often we forget the fact that life is uncertain–that as sad as it may seem, there is a possibility that our children may not be able to enjoy the things that we have prepared and planned for them.

However, I am not saying that we should not make plans and preparations for our kids. What I want to say is that we should not preoccupy ourselves so much with the future of our kids that we forget about more important thing. The most important thing being enjoying the present with our kids. More than anything else that we can give to our children, we should offer them our time, love, and undivided attention.