We celebrated my son’s 15th birthday. It seems like only yesterday he was the little boy in the Sponge Bob pajamas. His birthday reminded me how very precious our time with family is. My oldest daughter turns 18 in December and will be off to college in a year. Wow! Where did the time go. I remember people saying to me when my children were toddlers that the time would pass so quickly. At the time I thought how can that be. In the midst of diaper changes, sibling rivalry and outright temper tantrums, I felt this stage would never come to a close. I now understand how quickly these moments pass.
I believe that family is the greatest gift that God bestows upon us. Take time to enjoy every precious moment because they are truly the essence of enjoying life.