Saturday, April 21, 2012

Spend Time Now or lose Them Later

      Too often we get so busy that we ignore our children and expect them to entertain themselves in their free time or have someone else do it for us. Considering the fact that our most precious gifts from the heavenly Father are our children, we should also consider time spent with them as our most important investment.  Spending time with my boys provides a relaxing and enjoyable time of fun that is also an investment in their future.  While visiting my sister-in-law and her husband over the weekend, I took the boys out kiting in the afternoon.  Although it was not an ideal afternoon for kiting, there was enough of a breeze to allow us some success in keeping the kites aloft.  The boys really enjoyed the two hours we spent flying the kites after an Easter egg hunt.  It was a beautiful afternoon, warm with a cool breeze and a bright, warm sun.  Pulling in and paying out the line while constantly moving to keep the kite in the wind left me tired but happy.  It is always a joy to be able to do things with the boys.  Unfortunately, there are times that this gets put on the back burner for more pressing things, yet we always find time for other things.  One thing I have learned over the years is that time stands still for no one, and that the best time to spend time with one's children is now.

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