With the passing of another year I find myself thinking a lot about the relatives who have passed on and how much I wish I could see them again, even for just a short visit.
How wonderful it would be to be granted a few moments to go back in time to give them a hug and whisper that I loved and appreciated them.
I lost my dad when I was 21 and I lost many of my aunts and uncles before I left my 30s.
I will confess that when I was younger that I took time and family for granted. After working all week, managing a marriage, and children with lots of activities, I hesitated to spend the quality time with family. I would catch myself looking at my watch when I was sitting in one of my relatives living room, thinking of all the things I needed to get done before Monday morning. There were groceries to buy, clothes that needed to be washed and ironed, the kids had sleep overs planned with friends, etc.
My aunts and uncles gave me a lot of support as a child and I should have been a better niece. That old saying "Hindsight is 20 20" is true. If I only knew then what I know now how different would my life have been?
Do you ever ponder time and how it slips silently by unnoticed? Then wonder, how did that happen?