If you’re keeping tabs on the “Bookin’ It” page, you know I’ve been reading Bringing Up Boys by Dr. James Dobson. I have found myself unable to divulge totally into the book. When I am not completely enthralled in a book, I read it much more slowly than I usually would. I have been making myself sit down and read this week because I have two new paperbacks I am super excited about and a new iBook that I can’t wait to read (I don’t like to read multiple books simultaneously).
Tonight, as I was reading, Dr. Dobson presented some statistics about women who said they felt inconvenienced by their children. The women chose to put their careers, among other things, before their children and their marriages. This is inconceivable to my feeble, family-loving mind!
I cannot imagine a J-O-B taking precedence over Baby Gray–not now, not ever. On a similar note, I am unable to fathom putting my husband second to a job (or a career, for that matter). Family is important to me; it is the most important (earthly) thing to me. It is my prayer that those who find importance in jobs and such will realize the importance of their family.
The following verses pretty much sum it up for me:
Psalms 127:3 Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him.
Matthew 6:21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
A reward! A treasure! Children are a reward. I truly believe my child, and each moment with him, is a reward. I am so grateful that I am able to cherish each moment I am given with my husband and son; I would not trade my time with them for any job or money in the world. What is your treasure? A job? Family? Friends? Your car (probably not with gas prices)? Your treasure is where your heart is; you can’t say you treasure your child, your husband, or your family if your heart is in your job.
Take some time this week to eat dinner with your family. Walk to the park. Walk around the block for all that matters. Love each other. Remember why you wanted to become a family to begin with.