It was a bittersweet weekend. As I mentioned last week, my family is in town. It's been grand, but in between the guffaws, inside jokes, and reciting Nacho Libre lines, I couldn't shake some sadness away. I found out recently that one of my sissies is moving far, far, far, far away. Like, "we may only see each other once a year if we're lucky" far away.Yeah. I'm bummed. So as you can imagine, I was trying to spend as much time with the fambam as possible.
And it's been a little learning experience. There I am with my nieces, taking a walk, holding hands... And I think to myself, "Wow. Right now I'm just walking... Enjoying the sunset. Enjoying the breeze. Nothing special. Just walking." That's all it is. At. That. Moment. Yet, in a few weeks...months...years...that moment will have metamorphosed itself into a memory. A treasured memory of holding tiny hands on a perfect spring evening. So I spent my time with my family with this mentality: Moments become memories. So make them good!
It's safe to say that I lived deliberately and fully this weekend...conscious of the fact that I wasn't just living mere moments. I made the most of it...I made the most of everything! I drove over to my mom's (which is a ways from my house) about 4 times this last week, not caring for gas, time, or money. I drove over just to have a 30 minute lunch with everyone (my drive there is just as long) and then went back home when we were done.
I guess that's why I had such a lovely time. I really and truly tried to redeem my time with everyone. Who knows when we'll all be together like that again??! It could be years. Anywho.. I guess it all boils down to this.. Looking back on the past few days I realize that I was exhausted the whole time and spent waayy too much money... But it was all worth it. I really wish I could live my life like that more...always. I want to! Truly, life is precious, and if you are conscious of it and treat it as such.. it will become just that...Amazing!
Enjoy yourself! It's later than you think!