QUOTE: by Jesse Jackson
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
A quote that many people can related to, especially us. With a large family such as ours many people will ask, “how do you do it?”. Our answer is simple, we enjoy having a large family MORE than we enjoy material things. We can say this because we know whole-heartedly that though we are not rich in material objects we are rich in LOVE.
When I hear the word presents I think of Birthdays and Christmas. Even though we haven’t always had a lot of “gifts” every Birthday and every Christmas we always have a lot of LOVE. Being together, spending these times as family is what makes us just that FAMILY. And every day in between, the hustle and bustle of mornings getting read for school and work, the afternoon sessions of homework checks, the evenings of sports practices and the weekends of home bbq’s, kids sports games, family outings, and of course our quality time (QT). Sure, we do all we can so that the children have “presents” on those expected days - it’s a FUN part of being a child. But there is no doubt that our daily interactions, presence, and support is what binds this family together.
What do you do to make your presence known to you children?
Until we meet again...
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