Monday, June 16, 2008

Sensational Sunday

With yesterday being Father's Day, I did not get the Sensational Sunday post up! But here it is anyway, just a day late.

When it comes to love and our children, love is not hard at all. While they try our patients, create messes, run and scream, at the end of the day they are still our children we love deeply. At times it can be straining to give all children their own undivided attention, especially if you have several children, but how important it is that we do. While being present with them at the dinner table, at bath time, cleaning up after them is part of the daily routine, actually spending quality time to find out who they are is number 1, and often the last thing done.

Finding activities to do as a family is a great thing to do. But I have found too that I must schedule play dates individually with each of my girls. Not only because of their age difference but because they have very different personalities. My little one gets her one on one play time, walks, reading and cuddle time, while my oldest gets trips out and about, talks over ice cream, spending time writing together and reading.

As they get older and hit the teen years, I am hoping we continue to do this. I want to be able to protect them and for them to seek comfort in their family life instead of adding to their already stressful teen years. What are you doing with your children? How are you creating a trusting, loving environment to soften the busy work week?

At church our pastor played a video, to remind parents on protecting their children with their "wings" just as Jesus did with his. Instead of adding heat to our children's desert, we should be a spot for shade and rest. Here is the video:

I love this song too. It's "Everything" by Lifehouse. :)
Have fun with your kids this week!


Janel@Dandelion Dayz said...

I LOVE this video so much. It is good to watch it again and again.

Thanks for sharing.