I ask the boys “What would you take?” After running through their games, they discuss what needs batteries and what doesn’t. They are practical. No sense taking something that needs batteries or electricity if you might not have either where you are going.
Suddenly, what is most important, most precious, becomes apparent. I remind them that they will always have us in their hearts. That this is why we treasure one another while we are still present in each other’s lives, because this time together will pass. For a variety of reason, ultimately we will not always be as close as we are now. And then we will be left with the memories, the loved ones will live on in our hearts. Hold on dearly to your loved ones, while we still hold them near to us.