Cherish Those Precious Moments. Life Is Not Always About Work.

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Cherish Those Precious Moments. Life Is Not Always About Work.

During today's temultous and challenging times we often overlook the real reasons why we all work so hard to provide the comfort and joy for the ones we love.

Take the time to spend time with those who you love and cherish. Don't get so absorbed with your work that you let the years pass you buy only to wake up one day and realize that you never really got to know those things most endearing.

Having 5 children and 12 grandchildren can be an awesome and most rewarding challenge when it comes time to spending QUALITY time with each and every one of them. With a family as large as ours we cannot always engineer get together's where we have the opportunity to bring the whole family together all at once. But we try.

In the photo above are three of our 7 granddaughters enjoying a surrey ride on the beach in Coronado where we are staying this weekend to help our youngest daughter while she and her husband attend a conference and retreat here at the Lowes Coronado Bay Resort in "America's Finest City", San Diego.

Unfortunately they were not able to attend this years family reunion in Cabo (photo below) which as been an annual tradition in our family for the past 25 years. So Poppy & Tana figured out a way we could spend quality time with them anyway. Hanging with the kiddies is what it's all about at the end of each and every day.

No matter how you do it...............Just do it! At 66 years old and not getting a day younger I can safely say that had I not taken the time to get to know my precious family they would have grown and gone and never had the opportunity to get to know Poppy. Kids forget very quickly. It's up to us to make sure they don't. Make sure you reach out and touch those who mean the most this Christmas and Holiday Season.

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Bill Reddington
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At 60 I too realize the value of quality time with your family. Just got back from spending a few days with my sister who is moving to Holland. Take advantage of the time. Everything can change so quickly. Merry Christmas!

Dec 04, 2011 05:16 AM #1
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Donnie McKinney
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When it's all said and done, and we're pushing up daisies from six feet under, we'll finally realize that nothing mattered except real moments. Great post ;)

Dec 04, 2011 05:31 AM #2
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David Burrows
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The two previous comments really wrap up your pictures and thoughts. Today matters, tomorrow may never come so we really need to make the best of today! I can't think of anyone I would rather spend time with than my wife, children and grandchildren.

Dec 04, 2011 05:38 AM #3
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Li Read
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You said it all, and very well, indeed!   We are in control of our time, and of how we spend it, whether or not we like to admit it.   Well done, you!

Dec 04, 2011 05:44 AM #4
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Bill, as a Dutchman I have to say that your sister will love Holland. My youngest son spent a year there while on an exchange program. Janis and I had to go over threre and drag him back because he didn't want to come home. Not really but it was a good excuse to visit my Motherland. 

Dec 04, 2011 07:26 AM #5
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Thanks Donnie, appreicate your comment.

Dec 04, 2011 07:27 AM #6
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At the end of the day no matter what station we've attained in our lives or what fortunes we've acquired it truly is family that really matters more than anything else. I still remember the only time I ever missed Christmas with my family. I had just had major surgery two nights before Christmas Eve and was all alone in the hospital.

A wonderful group of Christmas carolers came into my room ad began singing at my bed side. As I laid there with tears rolling down my cheeks I couldn't help but reflect on all those unfortunate souls who didn't have anyone to share such precious moments with. I never remember such a lonely experiene. Thanks David.

Dec 04, 2011 07:33 AM #7
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Very kind words. Thank you Li. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year and above all enjoy your family.

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