I am a collector of moments in time. I try to be present in all that I do so that when something special happens I can capture it and lock it away inside that place where the most important things of my life are filed. Â By the time August is finished I will have buried my grandfather, watched my sister get married and moved out of the first house I owned. And I will have done it all in less than 30 days.
By the time August ends I will have taken a running leap at a new beginning and a future full of possibility. I’ll have spent hours worrying about my children and wondering which door offers the best opportunities for the future. By the time August is done I’ll have asked the Magic 8 Ball for help making decisions that are huge with the knowledge that it is impossible to predict what will happen. There is really no way to know without taking that first step so Â I’ll shrug my shoulder and remember that life is a journey and this is just another step.
By the time August has ended the kids will be back in school and I’ll have made most if not all of the hard decisions that need to be made and then I’ll wait, watch and see. By the time August has ended I’ll have collected many more memories and moments in time and it will have been up to me to make sure that there are more smiles than frowns.