If you’re like most parents, you want to give your children everything: the hottest toys at Christmas, the most extravagant birthday parties, expensive vacations. They’re your children, and you’d rope the moon for them if you could.
What if, as parents, we’re missing the point? Yes, kids want material items, but what if they actually want something much more valuable? You.
What Children Desire Most in Life
It’s easy to burn the candle at both ends to give our kids everything we think they need. But, by doing so, we can easily forfeit the very thing they need, and want, most in life—and that’s us, their parents! Working with kids for a living at Shepherd’s Hill Academy, I actually hear this all the time.
On our deathbed, we’re not going to say to ourselves, “I wish I would have spent more time at the office.” We don’t get a second crack at our kids’ childhood. Psalm 127: 2 says, “In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat—for He grants sleep to those He loves.”
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