Last night, I was walking Ladybug to release the stress of the day back into the earth (hence, get grounded) and while walking, I came upon my cousin’s husband, Jon, having a fire.
I announced myself after coming through a set of trees (I’m a big guy to come out of the dark) and then went up and started talking with him.
I decided to take advantage of this moment where I want to learn from others and asked “Jon, what’s the greatest lesson you’ve learned so far being a father?“
“It’s hard to pick one, because there are so many.” He said “For me, the greatest lesson I’ve learned so far is treasure every single day with them because one day, you’ll wake up, and they’ll be gone.”
This moment, while very relational, also felt spiritual as well.
This conversation happened around a fire (all the best ones do) and reminded me of what I love this season in my life.
I’ve been forced to slow down, move at the speed of 24 hours, and have been frozen in time (so to speak), for now.
To live with the NOW.
“Enjoy every single day” Jon said.
Jon is right, ya know? But not just for his girls, but for all of us.
We never know when someone will be gone or we’ll be gone.
Love strongly, honestly, and daily.