Somewhere between the stockings,
singing Christmas carols,
the Christmas story from Luke,
the phone calls to family and friends far away,
and the lights,
it hit me.
This is it. Christmas 2011. One shot. No do-overs.
Just like every other day of my life.
Today, my kids are 15, 14, 11, 9, 5, 3, and 1. This time next year-- no matter where I am, no matter what has changed, no matter what the circumstances are-- they will be 16, 15, 12, 10, 6, 4, and 2, God willing.
One day, one shot. Enjoy it. Occupy it. Be fully there.