I like being busy and working hard. God gave us work for our benefit. It’s meant to enrich our lives while we’re providing for our families.
But too much of a good thing ain’t so good. If you’re not careful, you can miss the joys of life along the way.
Several years ago, when my now teenage boys were just little guys, I had an encounter with Trent and Troy that has become a cherished memory. One night, well after we’d all gone to bed, I decided to head downstairs to get some work done.
A short distance into the darkened hallway, an odd tapping sound caught my attention. I traced the noise and found myself standing outside Trent and Troy’s bedroom doors.
They were supposed to be asleep.
I was just about to knock with an authoritative, “Get to bed!” when I heard something that warmed my heart: giggling. I walked into Troy’s room, slipped into his bed, and asked what he was doing.
“It’s mouse code, Dad.”
“Do you mean ‘morse code’?” I asked.
It wasn’t actually morse code, of course, but whatever version they had created, they were trying it out through their bedroom walls. I spent the next few minutes helping Troy “talk” to his brother. Then I went to Trent’s room and laughed with him as he struggled to figure out what in the world his brother was trying to say.
Our playtime was brief, maybe ten or fifteen minutes. But as I pulled the door shut, it dawned on me the opportunity I’d almost missed.
Life goes by fast.
If we’re not careful, we’ll never see the little moments all around us that invite us to make a memory.
I’m sure you’ve got some great memories of your kids, too. I’d love to hear about them. Why not share your best memory with the rest of us? Comment down below.
After that, listen to comedian Kenn Kington share some of his best memories on our program today called “Kids: You Gotta Love ’Em!”
Kenn will share the follies and foibles of he and his family as well as some sweet moments that’ll remind you of why it’s so great to be a mom or dad.
Kenn’s talk was taken from his DVD Wow Moments: The Everyday Joy of Family. It’s got over an hour of content for you to enjoy. And if you’ll simply get in touch with us today, we’ll send a copy out to you for a donation of any amount.