I don't choke up often. But this post did it to me. 936 pennies in a jar. That represents the weeks you have available to you before your child leaves the nest. Each Sunday after church, remove a penny, and remember that your time is fleeting. It won't last long. It ran out on your parents. And it will run out for you.
What will we do with our 936 weeks? What will we instill in our children during this gift of time? How many hugs can we squeeze into 936 weeks? How many kisses? How many snuggles and books and how much quality time?
Perspective is a beautiful thing.