Like Sand Through An Hour Glass

by Randy Murray on May 15, 2014

My wife and I are very fortunate. Our two daughters, now both adults, still want to spend time with us.

But it’s not much time. Not much at all. They have lives, careers, and adventures of their own. The time we get to spend together is a few days here and there and perhaps a week at the beach in the summer. And I recognize that we are very fortunate to have that time together. And it’s easier than ever to be in somewhat daily touch with messages, social media, video calls, and the good old voice call.

It was hard to imagine a time like this back when they were still little girls and I was driving them from activity to activity, waiting for them at their events, and sitting through the long evenings of homework. Those days seemed to never end.

And then they did.

Some of my future plans are very open-ended. I want to see them, to spend time with them, and hopefully, their families and children. In fact, I’ll trade in most of my other plans for more time to be with them.

If you’re not a parent take note of this. Having children doesn’t just change your life for 18 or 20 years. It changes it forever. Know this before you decide to become a parent or not.

I didn’t know how big the change would be until now. I would have it no other way.

Like Sand Through An Hour Glass by Randy Murray, unless otherwise expressly stated, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

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