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August 24
by eleon

Taylor Swift And My 7-Year-Old Girl

Wow! Days certainly fly by. Last night I took my 7-year-old daughter Mia out to Staples Center with her two little friends to see Taylor Swift in concert. Little girls dressing up fancy in the bathroom with bright colors ready for pre-concert dinner and the show. At first thought, three girls with a dad seems like a tough assignment. However, as the night went on I must confess it was one of the best nights of my life. At one point, I looked at my daughter singing, having fun, and wanted to freeze this moment in time. Never thought about the 6:00 a.m. flight out this morning that I had to catch to Atlanta. One thing I am trying to learn is to be ABSORBED IN THE MOMENT.

WE SPEND OUR LIVES WISHING FOR A BETTER DAY WHEN THE REALITY IS THAT EACH DAY IS WHATEVER WE CHOOSE TO MAKE IT.

The Bible says, “This is the day that the Lord has made.” Everything about it screams PLEASE ENJOY THIS DAY. We have babies, they scream in the middle of the night, and we say, “Man, I can’t wait until this child grows old enough to sleep throughout the night.” The child gets older and crawls in our bed at 3:00 am and we say, “I sure can’t wait until my child gets older so he or she won’t crawl in my bed.” Then, they get older and we say, “I can’t wait until they grow out of their teenage phase.” We spend our entire lives looking for a day out there where we will be happy. The truth is that this day, right now, is the best day of your life. I’m a bit emotional today because I’m seeing my little girl grow up every day in front of my eyes. My only prayer is that I, too, will grow up and see how important it is to grab onto each day and appreciate its value and never look beyond its beauty.

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