Everyday life is amazing, and far too often we take it for granted. In my short 29 years I’ve learned that not everyday is a given. At 24 and after only 5 short years of marriage I lost my first husband to cancer. He was diagnosed at 21 and we quickly started making the most out of everyday memories. Working on our house together, weekend trips back to ‘the lake’ (where I grew up and we spent most of our dating time) as much as possible and date nights around town. We knew that we didn’t have much time and we wanted to make the most of it.
Now however is different, I don’t have that fear of losing Mac hanging over my head every day (granted it is tucked away somewhere deep back in my brain.) Its easy to get complacent, to take things for granted. We try really hard to just enjoy life together. Sitting on the couch watching hockey (one of our favorite things) cooking together, working on the house (one of his least favorite things) just everyday stuff.
We enjoy the big things too our cruise last summer, paintball trips, birthdays and holidays. However I don’t want to get so focused on the next big thing and miss the every day.