Nicole Flockton

Be whatever you want to be.

28 September 2006

Life & Love

As the world knows on September 4 Australia's Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin died in a freak accident. I've just watched the Australian Interview with Terri's his wife and spent the better part of the hour crying my eyes out.

I'll admit I was never a huge fan of him but what he did he did with passion and believed in it so much. That you can't help but admire what he believed in. Watching the interview, the guy had a special connection with all sorts of animals and his family.

The interview was amazing and Terri was amazing throughout it.

But with anything like this you always think of immortality. Of the times when you brush off the ones you love because sometimes what they want now, interferes with what you are doing at the time.

I know myself sometimes I'm very selfish with my time. If I want to play on the computer or read a book I don't want the kids to bother me. I know, after seeing this interview, that I'm going to try my best not to do that. There is no doubt that I'll slip back and maybe what I need to do is watch that interview time and time again just so I can remember that life is precious and in the blink of an eye your life could change.

My Zane has chicken pox and today I put him to bed because I wanted to play on the computer. He didn't want to go to bed right then. So I got him up and gave him a cuddle and he feel asleep in my arms. I looked down at him sleeping and was overcome with love for him. It's so special when they cuddle in and then fall asleep. So what if I am only now getting on the computer? What I shared with my son is way more special.

I think the saying, we don't appreciate what we have until it's gone is something we should really live by.



  • At 1:31 pm , Blogger Jenne said...

    That's so sweet Nicki! Thank you for the reminder that the people in our lives are more important than we usually treat them. I hope Zane isn't too miserable!

  • At 9:30 am , Blogger Tara said...

    Truer words were never spoken, Nicki, and I can take a lesson from this as well. Thanks for the reminder.

    Big hugs and kisses to Zane...hope he's better very, very soon! :)

  • At 8:49 pm , Blogger Just Nicki said...

    Thanks Guys.

    Yep you'd never know Zane has chicken pox. He was acting normal the two days I had off. He had his vaccination so I'm guessing that caused him to have a mild case.

    Most of the spots have cleared away too which is good.

  • At 9:34 am , Blogger Rae said...

    It is all too easy to take those we love for granted. Thanks for the reminder that we need to let them know just how much they mean to us every day, for you never know.

    Glad that Zane is feeling better and the case was mild.

    Lubs ya toots


  • At 10:15 pm , Blogger Danica/Dream said...

    Very sweet, Nicki!

    I'm so sorry to hear sweet Zane has the chicken pox. Give him love for me.


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