The answer to that question is that we, of course, hope and pray we have a lifetime left with our children. But, if you want to get a visual of the fleeting nature of the time you have left with your children living at home, try this:
1. Calculate how many Saturdays you have with them starting now until they turn 18.
2. Buy that amount of marbles and put them in a jar on your dresser.
3. Every Saturday, take one of those marbles and throw it away. You’ll never get that week back.
This will help you prioritize what’s really important and how you should spend that precious and irreplaceable time with them.
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