The Greatest Gift

“The greatest gift you can give to someone is your time. Because when you give your time you are giving a portion of your life that you’ll never get back.” – Rick Warren

I saw this quote after spending a weekend camping and celebrating my 50th birthday with my family. I was blessed with the greatest gift they could have ever given me, time spent together.

I knew we were going camping, but I wasn’t aware that it was to celebrate my birthday. My husband put it all together and my brother drove four hours and surprised me.  It was wonderful!

As we sat around the campfire listening to music, dancing, and having fun, I felt joy and contentment in my heart. Watching my beautiful daughters having fun and spending time with my family is priceless. I couldn’t have asked for a better gift.

We slept in a tent, it was cold and the ground was hard…but it was still the best trip ever because my family was there. I will forever cherish the memories of our time spent together. My family gave me the most precious gift…their time.

I know someday when it’s my time to leave this beautiful earth and I think about my life here, my most precious memories will be times like our camping trip, bike riding together, playing games and just being together as a family.

I won’t care about the houses I lived in, the cars I owned, how many likes I had on facebook or the stuff I had while here on earth.  What matters most is family, the time I’m blessed to spend with them and the love we share.

Wishing you a life filled with beautiful memories that bring joy to your heart.

Love & Blessings,