F is for Family
Family is a big thing for us. We prioritize our family and we believe that our boys will reap the benefits of this later on down the road. We make a specific effort to eat meals together as a family (mainly breakfast and dinner) and also to not be on any kind of a device between the hours of 6-8pm so that we make sure we are spending quality time with our boys and each other. Marc also takes a day off a week to spend time with us. Ministry is very important to us since we are missionaries but if you don’t have a plan it can quickly take over your life and you won’t have time for your family.
Family is so important because I feel like its what we choose to make it and what our kids will base their family off of when they grow up and get married. They will either use our family life as an example to live by or as an example to avoid. My prayer is that they choose to mold their family like ours that it was a good experience and they never forget that we made them our first priority.
We also choose to view all of us together as part of the family. When we had our first son we made sure not to base our entire lives around him. This may sound a little funny but let me explain a little. We choose to have our kids as part of the family not the center of the family. If they are the center then they think the world revolves around them which we all know isn’t true. So we choose a realistic view on their life in the sense that they are part of the family unit and not the center of it.
What things do you do for your family? Do you have a “no technology” time?
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