The winner of yesterday’s Faith Builder Gift Pack is Camille Haynes. Congratulations Camille! Please email me your address and I’ll get those right out to you! (If you didn’t win, I’m giving away more on Friday!)
Do you ever have the feeling time is flying by?
This weekend I had the privilege of speaking at the Mother/Daughter weekend for Mt. Pisgah Academy near Asheville, North Carolina. Normally when I speak to a group of teens, I bring one of my daughters. This time, I brought my mother!
During our time together, my mom said something that really impacted me. “Lynn, I know it seems like life is just so busy with all you have to do for your kids, but believe me. You’ll wake up one day, be 78 and wonder where did it all go?”
Friend, that’s why we have to make a plan.
Make a plan to be intentional about spending time with our kids.
For years we heard the line, “It’s not the quantity of time, but the quality.”
I think they were wrong.
Quality time can’t make up for a lack of quantity of time. We have to spend time with our kids.
That’s why I was so blessed this weekend to see these moms take a weekend out to invest in their relationship with their girls; a whole weekend. I guarantee it…their daughters felt valued just by the amount of time their moms spent with them just investing in them.
Grab your calendar. Go ahead…I’ll wait a minute.
Look at the next few months.
What weekend can you carve out for your girl? What could you do to plan a whole weekend where your one goal is to make your daughter feel valued by you?
Here are a few ideas:
* Plan an early spring camping trip. Just you and her roughing it together!
* Find a friend who is going away for the weekend and ask her if you can borrow her house. What an adventure! No laundry or messy closets begging you to come and work!
* Look for a mother/daughter retreat for you to enjoy together! I’ll be in Carthage, North Carolina February 23rd, Lemmons, South Dakota March 2nd and Tampa, Florida April 27th. Just click on “Speaking” for more information. Come and join one of my daughters and me!
What ideas do you have to create a special weekend with your daughter? Let’s share our creative ideas together! Just click on “comments” below.