As we sat down to dinner at the dining room table, I couldn’t wait to eat. Any meal I don’t have to cook is a good one, and I had picked up Chinese take out for all of us. I got one of my favorite meals- chicken with cashew nuts. Honestly, the only thing I love about it is the cashews- I LOVE roasted cashews! That is absolutely the best part of the meal.
As I ate, I dug around and picked out each cashew. It’s kind of like saving dessert for last- who’s got time for that?! I wanted to eat the good stuff first! And then the saddest moment happened. I searched and searched… and low and behold- I had already eaten the last cashew.
Well, if I had known it was my last one, I would have enjoyed it even more!
All day I’ve been thinking about those little things that “…if only I’d know were the last..” , I would have appreciated it so much more.
-Like the last time I ran a bath for the girls and helped them wash their hair. Oh, the splashing and giggling I would hear!
-or the last time I nursed them as babies
-Or the last time I read my girls a bedtime story and tucked them in
-or tied their shoes
-or kissed them on the cheek
-walked them to the bus stop
-held their hand
If I had known back then that those moments would be the last time I would “get to” do all those little things-
I certainly would have taken the time to remember and enjoy!