I work a lot. And when I'm not working, my mind is typically thinking about something related to work. This isn't good. And I'm certainly not making enough money for it to be entirely justifiable. More than that, I'm already afraid that I'm not totally present with my family. My son is already 6 months old. My wife and I will celebrate 7 years this summer. And while I do have memories from the past 7 years and the past 6 months, I feel as though they have an overwhelming sense of numbness; like I wasn't really there for them. This is probably something that is impossible to convey in its entirety through a quick blog post, but that doesn't mean it shouldn't be written about or thought about. So, what?
Well, and I'm warning you, this is random, this evening we took the photo you see in this post. A life long friend of mine gave Mozzie an awesome mustache pacifier. So why not use it for a family photo? Three photos and a little bit of time in Pixelmator and we have one cool picture. Mozzie, I'm sure, had as much fun as a 6 month old can have with being in yet another picture, and Lindsay and I enjoyed the random activity of blending the three photos into one.
This is a photo that will most certainly be printed and put on my desk at work. So when I'm there I will also remember to be here with my family, like I felt tonight for the first time in a long time.
While enjoying all the finer things life has to offer, don't forget to enjoy those who are closest to you, too.