a sink full of dirty dishes
a laundry basket piled high
books stacked on the table
a fancy dinner traded in for chinese food
because love is time, not spent counted out but being spent.
(dirty dishes) because she was playing hearts with her youngest daughter
(dirty laundry) because she was watching a movie with her grandson
(books stacked) because she was discussing a novel with her second youngest daughter
(chinese food) because she was late getting home after a day spent shopping
because time is the gold in every person’s pocket, but rare is the person who knows
not only how to spend it, but spend it wisely.
love is time well-spent with the ones you love
because she has learned what seems important,
and what is.