A Tenuous Time

There will never be another day exactly like this one.

We went out to the botanical gardens the day before yesterday. I saw how my kids enjoyed the trail, the lush vegetation, and feeding the fish. I realized one more time that this time will not come again. They will be older tomorrow and the next day, the next week, the next month, the next time we go to the gardens. With each passing day, I see my family maturing, developing autonomy, empathy, and critical thinking. In the last few days, I’ve seen them work through dependence on computers for entertainment and…