SACRIFICE: something given up or lost
I would give my children any organ they needed. I would step in front of a car for them. I would give them my last breath. And yet, sometimes I fail to do the following less dramatic acts:
- Laugh at their jokes.
- Stop what I’m doing to respond to their requests to “Look!” or “Watch!”
- Play hide-and-seek…again.
- Accept the extra laundry graciously when Son insists on changing into clothes that camouflage with our walls.
- Wait the extra two minutes it will take for Daughter to “do it myself!”
Giving them my life seems easy. Giving them my time can be hard.