Hey, Mom and Dad! You Got This!
As summer comes down to a close I want to encourage parents to still sneak a memory in with their children. It may take a little planning or juggling of the schedule, but there's still time to pull it off. When I speak with my sons about their favorite childhood memories they rarely mention costly vacations or gifts received. Instead their thoughts go to camping in the yard, blanket tents in the living room, homemade brownies on movie nights, and board games on the floor. We never had much money when the boys were young. Vacations generally were comprised of sleeping on the floor at grandma's house and local parks. They loved it!
When Paul wrote to Timothy he wrote to him of his faith that had first resided in his grandmother and mother. Faith had been handed down from one generation to another. What an amazing legacy, and one that we all desire in our families as well. Time spent with our children helps make this possible. I've heard it said that children spell love, t-i-m-e. As busy as we are, an hour at the park, a bike ride on the trail, some homemade popcorn and a game on the floor will make memories that last a lifetime.
The truth is the best memories won't cost you much of anything, but their value will be immeasurable. Through them doors open to pass your faith down to the next generation.