Day #131: Give Attention to Your Kids

Day #131: Give Attention to Your Kids 1

Today, I spent most of the day with my two girls. In the morning the three of us went down to the family center here at our campground while Stephanie worked.

Day #131: Give Attention to Your Kids 2

The family center has a little area with toys and books for small children. While we were there, another little girl arrived. I read books to the three girls, played Tea, and chatted on and off with the other little girl's great-great-grandmother.

Around noon we headed home to eat lunch with Stephanie. After lunch, Stephanie wrote some more while the three of us went swimming, played on the campground's playscape, and took a hike around the lake to look for goose feathers.

Today reminded me that the most important thing I have to give my girls isn't toys or games or something sweet to eat - it is my time.

One comment on “Day #131: Give Attention to Your Kids”

  1. You said it Tim - the most important thing we have to give our kids is ourselves - our time, our dreams, our passions, our zest, our attention, our love.

Our family spent 2011 traveling the USA in an RV, striving to intentionally "give every day" for the glory of God. We interviewed CEOs of nonprofits and served alongside over 40 organizations and churches.

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We hereby pledge:

- To spend intimate, quantity time with our family.
- To actively help the poor, the sick, the lonely, and the helpless.
- To value, protect, and advocate for children.
- To de-emphasize the importance of “stuff” in our lives.
- To bring publicity to good causes and good people.
- To live with intentionality, as if this year was our very last.
- To observe the needs in our country/community – and then do something about them.
- To give – every day.

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