Why Each Day is Special

Why on Wednesdays

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I’ve touched on this before in other posts, but thought I’d reiterate why each day is special in my Why on Wednesdays series.  

You never know what day may be your last on Earth or what day might be the last day for a loved one.  I think I get this a bit more than others do in my head and my heart because we are still in limbo with some of our children.  By limbo I mean that we are not their biological parents but we’re also not their adoptive parents.  We are their parents, but we do not have all the legal rights.  The court could decide one day that they no longer like the placement of the child with us and remove them.  That scares me!  I mean really scares me!  I love all my kids.  They each have a part of my heart and it makes no difference how they came into this world.  They are all created by God to be in our family.

Now back to the topic at hand.  Whether you are a parent or a sibling or a child, this pertains to you.  Life is short.  You are not guaranteed tomorrow.  Make the most of today.  Make each day special.  Yesterday we moved the dining room table into a new and unique position so that two games of Candyland could be played simultaneously by my children while baby and I swept and cleaned the floor.  

THIS is what life is about.  Making memories.  You don’t have to forego all your chores or not keep a clean house, but make it fun!  Play games!  Let your kids help you cook and clean.  Teach them in ways that you won’t regret if you don’t get a tomorrow with them.  Show them God’s love in your love.  Show them how to love and to live each day to the fullest as if it is their last.  Dance to the music only you can hear and sing the songs that no one else knows the words to.

I can tell you now, my kids remember better the things we do in fun.  They are remembering how much fun it was to do this or that with mommy, and the great thing is that they are also learning.

Each day is a gift.  There was a quote that was all the rage when I was in junior high school that went something like “Each day is a gift, that is why it’s called the present.”  Keep this in mind.  Each day is a gift, make it special, make it count, and leave a mark that is positive for those you love.

12 comments

  1. Becca Wilson says:

    This is such a great lesson that many people take for granted. We try to make the most out of every day because it is true that you will never know what tomorrow may bring.

  2. Tamara Wilson says:

    Thank you so much for this reminder. Yes Each day is a gift to us. I tend to thank God every morning for the gift of waking this morning. Since there is no guarantees in life and I think we tend to take waking and even breathing for granted.

  3. Kandi says:

    I was woken up to this concept when hubby took the new job in law enforcement. I hear daily about this LE death and that LE death. It makes me appreciate when he can come home to kids and we make sure we have him leave with happy thoughts of us and I want my kids to go to bed with good thoughts of their daddy because we never know when God will call him home.

  4. Suzi Satterfield says:

    This is something that I really do need to work on. I get so bogged down in my own perfectionism that I forget to keep things fun for the littles. Thanks for this reminder.

  5. Suzi Satterfield says:

    This is a fabulous reminder. It’s the kind of reminder that tells me to turn the computer off, load up the kids, and go play outside. (We’ll just have to bundle up since we live on a place so cold it’s like Hoth.)

    • Erin S. says:

      Yes it’s snowing here right now! We’re actually in a heat wave so it’s warm enough to snow! Those negative temps for highs were getting me down.

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