Today is 911. I know it’s on everyone’s mind what we were doing when the big towers were crushed by a plane crash. That event changed many people’s lives dramatically.
I personally can remember where I was with great clarity. The tower’s event did lead to some second chances in my life, but that ultimately did not lead to where I am today. However, I can tell that it has shaken up many people in America to remember that life is precious and short lived.
None of us are guaranteed tomorrow or even the next hour or the next minute of our lives. We are only guaranteed the here and NOW of our life.
Many couples get so wrapped up in other obligations in their lives that they let their marriage and relationships in their lives take a back seat. I see it happening in my own marriage right now, and it drastically concerns me!
Our kids are seeing what we value in life through our actions. IF we show them that what we value the most is the bottom dollar versus our relationships in our lives then we are doing them a great disservice. Yes, we all have to have a paycheck , and we have to pay our bills. I’m not saying that shouldn’t be a priority in our lives. I am saying that we need to find that balance.
It’s often not easy to find that balance. In fact, there are times in our lives where it’s impossible to do it. At least that’s the way we see it when we’re in the midst of working on those all important projects (like taking a blog to the next level, taking a store to the next level, or anything that is time consuming and takes us away from spending quality time with our loved ones.)
For the past two weeks now life has been a crazy mad house here that I’ve literally barely had time to spend with Del alone. Our date nights have had to take a backseat due to his work and mine. I feel like I’m missing so much from him. When in reality, it’s not his fault….it’s the fact that his current obligations and mine combined have got us being pulled away from each other.
I read a post this morning that really made me really think about the fact that life is not always going to be perfect. We can’t always balance our work life versus our desires to be with our loved ones. I often forget that life isn’t always easy.
That was a nice kick in my behind to get off my romantic notions that Del and I can be together every time we want to be. I just need to appreciate the time we’re together. I also need to be glad that he does come home every night at least. I do get to wake up next to him. That’s more than I had while he was a truck driver.
Today is especially near and dear to many of us for various reasons. I hope that today you will find a way to love completely and wholeheartedly. We are not guaranteed anything!
I hope that those who have lost someone due to the 911 attacks knows my heart does reach out for all of you! I hope that you know that God does have a plan for the hardships that has happened on that day. I know that may not give you much comfort now, but I assure you that he takes all bad things and uses them for good.
What does today represent for you and yours?