Where were you between and 6:00 and 6:30 this morning? I was standing on my sun porch with my husband and two daughters (I’m assuming that my oldest daughter was snug in bed in her dorm room). We watched as the shadow of the sun traveled across the blood moon leaving just a sliver of light on the right side of the moon’s face. We stood as long as we could before heading back upstairs to get ready to start our day.
How often do you take a moment to celebrate life with your family? It’s not always easy! As my thirteen-year-old groaned and complained that she didn’t want to get up yet, it would have been easier on her, and honestly on me, to let her sleep. But somehow I knew that the real joy in standing on the chilly porch in our pajamas wasn’t seeing the cosmic phenomenon, it was seeing it together as a family.
Family is a big theme in my writing – losing family, searching for family, and ultimately finding or creating a family (while in the midst of running for their lives, of course). Our time here is so fleeting. We are here today and possibly gone tomorrow. Take the time to do those little things that will make your family life memorable. Then nobody will never have to ask you, “Did you miss it?”