We're already approaching the end of January. Time is still speeding like crazy, nothing we can do about that, other than stop and take in what we have in front of our eyes - right now.
If you have young children, like I do, you will realize one day or another, that this is going to end. This everyday life of caring for small human beings, that is something you'll do only for a short while, and then, suddenly they will be gone. Not necessarily out of your life completely, but out of your house, your care, your daily schedule. And then, messy floors, never-ending laundry and sleep deprivation because someone needs you, it may all seem a lot rosier than you think right now.
And, even if you don't think this applies to you, if you have children, it will, and a lot sooner than you think. Even if you, right now, feel overwhelmed by the demands of being a parent, please know that this is going to end, and you'll probably miss it, maybe not everything, but most of it.
So, cherish the mess and the noise, cherish that small, sticky hand holding on to you, and those high-pitched voices calling for your attention. Enjoy the storytelling, the reading of children's books, yes, even the diaper changes. Paint memory pictures in your mind, store the sounds of baby talk and children's songs. Take care to remember even the bad days, when everything went wrong, because they will be your family's own stories, colored by experience and lightened up by time.
This is your life right now, be there!