“You are lucky that you get to go to things with your kids like, Muffins for Mom, field trips, conferences, etc”
A co-worker said that to me yesterday and it keeps resonating in my head.
She’s right, I am lucky and I feel lucky that when something comes up, I can run out of work to be with my kids for special times like, festivals, schools spirit day, conferences, etc. I can take them on field trips, or walk them to school every day. It’s one of my favorite things to do, walk hand in hand with my preschooler with her chittering beside me as I drop my kindergartner with her teacher and get my little one into her own group of learning.
I get to spend many weekends with them running around town, keeping them safe and then curling up for a special movie night. I have photos of them from when they were born, laughing, playing, crying, swimming and being a kid.
I’m lucky because my job allows me to have both worlds that I want. Working outside of the home, insurance, retirement, my own time to do what I want to do…. And the other world of seeing the special things, picking them up from school and seeing their smiles, going swimming, doing homework and putting my job behind me.
My kids aren't sick or hurt; I’m not sad everyday because they are missing. I don’t worry about what we are going to do for dinner because our cupboards are bare. Christmas isn't extravagant, but it’s perfect for them. I am not taking for granted the blessings I have everyday. But I don’t always remember them.
So… thanks for reminding me that I’m lucky.
How about you? Do you remember how lucky you are?