Memories are made during the Christmas season… these are potentially good times for families!
I believe one of the best gifts we can give our children is positive memories. When they hit the age of questioning their identity, good memories serve as a historical reminder of the foundation of family.
What are you doing to create and solidify memories this week? This coming year? How about capturing some of the highlights from last year?
If you are a parent, you are a memory-maker!
It’s impossible to protect your children from all negative experiences and bad memories. Your kids will experience pain… but, positive memories will soften and minimize some of the pain.
This week, my kids (ages 24, 21, & 17) recounted some of the memories they have of different Christmas seasons and I wish I would have video taped them describing their experiences. Each one spoke with such joy and favor about their memories. I see their sense of personal security and family foundation that are a big part of their make-up. I watch in their choices and hear in their voices that the memories we tried to create have paid off. I think Cathy and I could have done a better job, but I’m grateful that my kids have such great memories.
What about you? Do you have intentional plans to create and capture memories? If not, it’s too easy to allow time to slip away.