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More Time

family time

The day had been humid, hot, and long. Warm skin tingled in the grip of the cool night air. A million stars beckoned to my imagination. All senses acutely alive, I listened for the sounds of the night and heard the laughter of neighborhood youngsters, voices kindred to those of my children so many years ago.

For just a moment, I wished the nostalgic wish that crosses every mother's mind from time to time. I wished that I could go back in time and hear the youthful voices of my children and their friends one more time.

I remembered one supper time after a hectic day full of childhood spats between siblings and the tears that followed. Someone started crying during the meal and near tears myself, I exclaimed, “I wish we could have just one day with no tears.”

Be careful what you wish for. Those days are gone now and, strangely enough, I miss them.

More time, I thought. What would you do if you could have more time? Of course, I don't know. I can only hope that I would spend it more wisely than I did before. I hope that:

For the truth is, we don't get to keep them forever. In fact, sometimes we don't get to keep them at all.

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