I read this quote a few days ago and it stuck with me enough that in conversation I remembered it and talked to some friends about it. I have been reflecting on our two older boys who are grown now, one is out of the house, and the other will be soon, and how true this quote is. It is amazing how quickly our children grow and how grateful we are we took advantage of the times when little things were a big deal to them and left the communication windows wide open. It has been fresh on my mind since we still have small ones at home and still need the reminder ourselves. If the little things used to be significant to us, then surely they are to our children. How many times my mother or even the Lord could have told me something wasn't important, even though to me it was.
It's renewed my efforts to take advantage of the time we have left with our little ones. We know from experience that we won't regret it.