So, I'm going to start a new blog challenge - another 30 days of questions to be answered. Today is day 1 and the question is a hard one: "What do you regret the most?"
So what DO I regret the most??
The answer that comes to me first, is nothing. While I do wish that I had spent more time with my parents, that I had spent a little more time on the floor with my children when they were younger, that I had more date nights with my husband, etc. I do not regret that I did not do any of that which I just listed. Not in the sense of the definition of Regret -(1) To feel sorry, disappointed, or distressed about(2)To remember with a feeling of loss or sorrow; mourn.
I do not look back and feel sorry or sorrow for not spending more time with my parents. I know that MORE isn't the key - the time I did spend with them was precious and the memories that I have from that time is more important. I spent a lot of time with my children and still do, but I have to remember that spending time for myself is just as important and I have 4 fine children so to regret moments for myself would be pointless. More date nights with my husband, well, we have been married almost 23 years now, our relationship is better and our friendship is stronger than ever. To look back and regret having spent time with our children while they were still young is absurd.
Instead of looking back and regretting, I choose to look forward. I give my regrets and confessions to God and refuse to condemn my past actions as continual condemnation is meaningless and gets in the way of my forward, day to day living.