Friday, February 20, 2009

Something to remember....

The Daily Gem I got in my email today was one I wanted to share because it's so important to remember. (and I usually forget)

Time for Each Other

"We live in a world that is filled with options. If we are not careful, we will find every minute jammed with social events, classes, exercise time, book clubs, scrapbooking, Church callings, music, sports, the Internet, and our favorite TV shows. One mother told me of a time that her children had 29 scheduled commitments every week: music lessons, scouts, dance, Little League, day camps, soccer, art, and so forth. She felt like a taxi driver. Finally, she called a family meeting and announced, 'Something has to go; we have no time to ourselves and no time for each other.' Families need unstructured time when relationships can deepen and real parenting can take place. Take time to listen, to laugh, and to play together."

M. Russell Ballard, "Daughters of God," Ensign, May 2008, 109-110

Topics: Children, Family, Motherhood

1 comment:

  1. That is so true. In our free time we often fill it up with junk instead of quality time with our family. I admit it, I'm a junkie sometimes :(