Today is my dad's birthday! I'm so thankful for a dad who always took time to take me fishing! Along with all the other important aspects of parenting he gave the gift that matters most in a child's life - time. I'm grateful for all the fantastic memories that we have from over the years! We had some great trips and a few where we got skunked*. Looking forward to making some more fishing memories tomorrow!
The other night I was carrying my son while we were walking and I asked him if he wanted to get down and walk. He responded with his customary statement "Holdg me!" "Holdg" is his way of saying hold. He knows how to say it correctly, but he still loves to say "holdg" instead of hold. I then asked him why he wanted to be "holdged". Since he asks "why" to almost everything these days, I thought I would turn the tables on him. I thought maybe I would stump him with my question. I was wrong. His immediate response - "because it's a perfect idea!".
Those moments are ones I try to savor. Parenting can be challenging and there are many exasperating times, but it is these moments that make it worth it! Relish the special moments God grants you with your children! Spend time with your kids this weekend! You can make no greater investment!
Psalm 127:3 Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him.