But I don't want to miss it...this day...this moment. They will never be here again. I want to savor the long days of sunshine and running through the sprinkler, splashing in the pool. I want to sit on the back porch with a good book and a glass of iced tea. I want to get messy painting with the kids and take them out for ice cream as a treat after a long day of playing. I want a sunburned nose and a pile of laundry that is evidence of a good time. I want to find the balance of having a plan but living in the moment. I want my mind to be filled with snapshots of these days- hanging out around the fire pit with friends, catching fireflies with Haven and watching Mati run around outside with his purple broom.
Today, I'm not going to miss it.