A family in Colorado tried unsuccessfully for years to save enough money to replace their ancient bathroom fixtures with new modern sleek ones. But each year as skiing time rolled around, the bathroom money went for a family skiing trip.
The children are now grown. A son recently wrote to his parents. He talked about the annual skiing trips and the wonderful memories he had of them.
His father chuckled as he read the letter. He said to his wife, "Honey, I'm glad we spent the bathroom money for those skiing trips. I can't imagine our son writing home and saying, 'I sure do remember our wonderful bathroom fixtures.'"
Our children are with us such a short period of time. What have you done with them lately to build some beautiful memories? (Bill Bouknight, "Just a Thought")