Some of my best childhood memories are from family vacations. They weren't anything fancy or expensive or grand- just time spent together as a family. In a world where we are consumed with the Internet, video games, TV and cell phones- it is nice to get away from it all and just enjoy each other.
I think sometimes as parents we feel that we have to 'give' our children everything- to make them happy. But I truly believe that the things that our children will remember the most do not come with high price tags- but are actually quite cheap- our time. I don't think I will ever get tired of just looking into my children's eyes, listening to their laughter and discovering more about who they are.
This past weekend Todd and I, and the 7 youngest were able to sneak away from the busyness of life and just spend some time talking, laughing and exploring. We stayed in a little cabin made available through The Children's Hospital in Dallas. I didn't think it was possible, but I think I fell even more in love with my children. They truly take my breath away~ and I am so very, very blessed. So in a world full of schedules, appointments, lessons and media entertainment-take every opportunity to grab hold of your kids and enjoy the miracle they truly are.