The Way I See It #198 - Being There

Your time is the most valuable gift of all

"You can shower a child with presents or money, but what do they really mean, compared to the most valuable gift of all -- your time? Vacation and special events are nice, but so often the best moments are the spontaneous ones. Being there. Every moment you spend with your child could be the one that really matters."

-- Tim Russert, Host of NBC's Meet the Press and author of Wisdom of Our Fathers.


About the Photo

This photograph was taken in the outdoor patio at my old apartment in Stafford, Texas some time toward the end of January in 2009. As I sat there, sipping my coffee and quietly reflecting upon where I was in my life at the time, I had no idea that in a matter of months I would become a first-time homebuyer, and then be married to my best friend by the fall of the same year.