“This is the time to remember…”
As a wife first…
And then a mom, too I have heard this countless times over the years, plus to never forget (even though for many things, such as this, I would indeed truly forget my head if it weren’t indeed attached to my head.)
The thing is I do know this logically and even recently I attended the record breaking 13th consecutive Billy Joel Concert at MSG in NYC and of the many songs sang at the concert by Billy Joel was, “This Is The Time,” which I of course crooned right along with him and the crowd to so many of his hits (including this one), which span a few different generations.
But if you break down the lyrics, which are as follows:
“This is the time to remember
Cause it will not last forever
These are the days
To hold on to
Cause we won’t
Although we’ll want to
This is the time
But time is gonna change
You’ve given me the best of you
And now I need the rest of you”
It does truly applies to so much, including my own life in the present, the past and even the future, too.
Many days I know I am so very busy wearing all the hats I do, such as :
- Dog Owner
- Just Me (this one gets lost too often in the shuffle, but still she does exist).
And yet as busy as I am, here I sit penning my thoughts even after all is quiet here for the day, because I admit I am only truly at peace when I can put my words out in my writing and that writer in me longs to break free all day long to expand upon what I may have experienced in the most mundane or craziest days, too.
But I truly don’t want to forget any of it – the good, the bad and even the nitty-gritty ugly.
Because again, I want to remember and not forget any of it.
See someday, even many years from now, I want to be able to turn on my computer (if this is hopefully still an option) and be able to read through all the many different chapters in my life, this one included and just remember it all.
For instance, today I stood waving goodbye to Emma as she climbed those large, yellow bus steps. As I watched her get smaller and smaller and the bus take off, it dawned on me in that moment that I forgot to pack a snack for her for school for the day.
I actually choked back tears imagining seeing her face crumble when she realized when she went to open up her Frozen snack bag that this snack was indeed missing.
So what is a mom to do?
This mom raced into the house, grabbed a large Ziplock bag, put a granola bar and a chocolate milk in the Ziplock bag. Next thing I knew, I was making a mad dash for her school to beat the bus and morning drop-offs to have this same snack waiting for her when she arrived to school for the day.
Because that is just what moms do. I mean, I would do anything in my power to make sure she had a great day and not have to be missing out on snack time, because of my forgetfulness.
Granted forgetting a snack is something pretty trivial and easy to remedy right now.
As they do say small kids, small problems; big kids, big problems.
For someday both my girls will be older and their problems will be harder to indeed fix, but god help me with every last breath in my body, I will try to make these problems better for whatever it is worth and takes.
And this too shall very much pass, but still here is my wish for my girls.
That in end, both my girls someday will REMEMBER that even though I did forget quite a bit (OK I am very forgetful with all I have to remember for all of us), that I always tried my best to give them the best and rest of me to more then makeup for my forgetfulness and make it all better, because I am their mom for better or worse always.
Once again a big thank you to Lisa from The Golden Spoons, who challenged myself and other bloggers at the start of 2015 to The 1 Word Challenge. This weeks words were: Remember, Magic, and Unbreakable.