Spending Time with Your Children

Time well Spent

Spend time with your children. Taking time to share yourself is one of the hardest things to do. Parenting takes sacrifices: your time, energy and yourself. As a parent we need to take time for our children. Your children are a gift from God and are ours only for a fleeting moment. Find something you love and share it with them. Make up stories and games that will make memories they will never forget. Plant seeds of love, joy and happiness. Water and tend to the garden of lives that you were blessed with. Remember it is the quality of time you spend and not the quantity of time spent that matters most. Children act out when they need you and your attention. When your time is short talk with them and plan to do it later. Keep your promise. Stick to it! Do not back out! Remember time spent with your children is priceless!

“Behold children are a heritage from the Lord. The fruit of the womb is a reward.” Ps. 127:3

The Pirate’s Code

Do not let the little things in life control you or ruin your day. Plans change, events happen, unexpected challenges occur. If you are anything like me, you have your best set plans laid out and then life happens. Someone may get sick, sporting events change, or your spouse just happens to come up with a better idea! Try to go with the flow of things. If your plan “A” doesn’t happen then let plan “B” work. I have learned through the years the best plans have a flaw, me! Go with the flow and embrace the time you have with your children. Tomorrow is another day with new challenges. Enjoy the moment and make some memories.