While this was a pretty active week, one thing that dawned on me is sacrifices. One thing about life and business, in general, is that sometimes we have to take chances. We do not know at the time what we may be sacrificing to obtain something in the future. When we take chances, it is like getting on a train to an unknown destination. We sometimes have no idea exactly where it is going, but what matters is deciding if we decide to get on. Hopefully, in the end, when we arrive, we are happy with our choices. There are no words to express how fast time goes and where these trains will lead us. My oldest daughter turned ten years old this week. It seems like just yesterday we were patiently waiting for her to get released from the ICU. While her life got off to a chaotic start, there are no words to describe what she has become. In only ten short years, she continues to do things that baffle, amaze, and inspire us each day. I have seen this little girl come up with some of the craziest ideas and inventions I have ever seen. I always see Dr. Seuss when I think of her and how she views life. While her creativeness seems to be focused on earning a dollar, I know that her heart is always thinking of others first. Kind, caring, compassionate, and a touch of stubbornness is what comes to mind when I think of her. We have two perfect girls that are each unique in their ways. Each day, I am reminded of this in more ways than one. Time passes by so quickly. Change happens all around us every day, whether we like it or not. Over the years, I have always learned to cherish the moments while we can. We will never have this day with our children again. Tomorrow, they’ll be a little older than they were today. This day is a gift life; all of them are gifts. Breathe and notice. Smell and touch them. Study their faces and little feet and pay attention because one day in the blink of an eye, another ten years goes by.
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