Saturday, July 26, 2008

Priorities

Sorry if I've been scare in Blogdom these days. I'm really trying to get some writing done. I did finish the book, BTW - YAY!! I've also been doing some re-write work on an older MS and was deep into it a couple days ago when DD came into my office and wanted to chat.
Well, chatting turned into "a real talk," so I abandoned the writing for the evening and we had girl time. We made earrings together, played a couple hands of cards and talked all the way through. Now, if you're familiar with the workings of a fourteen-year-old girl, you know the times they actually want to speak to a parent are few and far between. I had a hundred things on my To Do List, but none - not one single thing - will get in the way of spending quality time with my children.
DS has also hijacked my attention a few times lately and that's fine, too. Won't be too long before he's no longer living under my roof and I won't get to see him nearly as much as I'd like. I wish I'd known this years ago, when they were both little. I was so busy working or doing all the stuff that probably could have waited, to give them the time I should have. But I've realized that life is too short and there's no going back to correct mistakes. The book will eventually get written, the laundry will be done, but those moments with your loved ones will never repeat themselves.
I know - very introspective for the usual fare here.
I hope you have a great weekend and I hope you get to spend time with those you love.

6 comments:

jax said...

Have a great weekend! I'll miss you in San Fran, but we'll have to have a girls night when I return! :)

Dara Edmondson said...

Can't wait to hear about the conference. Girls night out sounds great!

Cole said...

Dara, your words are so true and a great reminder. Thanks!

Cole

Katie Reus said...

Congrats on finishing! And great advice :) Family moments are more important than anything.

Julia Smith said...

I'm a drop-everything-for-someone-who-needs-to-talk person. I can't help myself. But I cherish all the intimacy I've enjoyed because of it.

Dara Edmondson said...

Glad everyone agrees;-)