Valuing Time

As we are preparing to travel I find myself really valuing my time. Like most people there are a million things each day vying for my time, and like most people I like to say yes when I ought to say no. But with a trip to China on the near horizon that will take me away from my children for more than two weeks, I find it much easier to say no, which makes me wonder if I should say no more often.

I have a keen awareness today that I have a little more than a week to make moments with my children before our lives shift in a major way. I know that this awareness is temporary because of the closeness of our departure, but at the same time I want to hang on to it and place a higher value on my time. Every moment away from the house is a moment away from making memories with my kids. Its always tempting to think its no big deal to miss one thing here and another thing there, but after a while, those things add up to missing a lot of their childhood, and I’m not ok with that.

Anyway, I’m babbling so I’ll stop. No new news about the adoption, just waiting. More updates will come soon.