As an Army wife, mother of 4, and surrogate mother of 2, the most essential thing in my life is time with my loved ones. Poor health and death are my biggest fears. Every time my husband leaves the house, every time one of us get sick, every time my health takes a down turn. I adore my husband, my children, and my surrogate children. We are all a close and try to spend as much time as we can together. We travel to see one another and in traveling we pick up colds and illness, this takes time away from us being together and having fun. Life is short and so being health is essential so we can spend as much time together as possible. Time to play, to read together, to see the world, to cuddle, to learn together, to create things together, to enjoy lifes beauty. I am so thankful for all I have and I want more time to enjoy it with those I love. I want to make sure they have as much time to enjoy their lives as I can. My beloved grandmother is 95 years old and she still plays with my children. I want to be her age some day, I want to play with my great grand babies too. My grandmother is such a gift in our lives and she helps me see what is possible with time. My husband risks his life all the time to protect what he loves. It is essential he stay in top shape so we can spend his home time healthy and happy. We all need more time, we all need better health to get it!
This is my Entry for the http://www.whatsessential.com/ contest. You should enter too! If nothing else it is a great reminder about what is important! I know I need the reminder some times, specially when I am feeling too busy to get to my own Dr appointments!