We’ve been talking about Identity, Self Esteem and building into our children. As I’ve been writing these, I’ve been thinking about how much we all love our children and how we express love to them.

Of course, we tell them but do we tell them often enough? We show them, through hugs, cuddles and moments but do we show them enough? Love is an interesting emotion that can be felt, seen and heard. Love is experienced on so many levels, whether it be a knowing glance or gaze, a soft touch or a kind word. To love and to have known love is a precious thing and something we should never take for granted.

So, when it comes to love, why is it sometimes spelled TIME? When it comes to our children, this is often the most tangible way for them to understand love. As I wrote last week about my two grand daughters and making time for them within my schedule, that could have spoken louder to them than my words. It has been said that time is a great healer and time is a great revealer. Time spent with your children will heal, will reveal and will draw them to you. Your time is possibly one of your greatest expressions of love that they will carry with them throughout they lives. You see, people never forget how you make or made them feel and through spending time with your children they will feel love.

As summer has begun to show it’s face, let’s use the extra hours of sunshine to spend time with those we love and cherish. Take the kids to the beach before or after work. Start getting up that little bit earlier and go for a walk, a swim or jump on your bikes. Go fishing and relax into the evening sunsets with your kids. You will never regret the time spent with them but trust me, you will regret the time you didn’t.

Love is spelled Time. This is a little something I like to remind myself of and I hope you will enjoy it too:
“There is a time and a season for everything, a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.

My prayer for your families is that you make the time to enjoy the moments together, that in and through the time spent you will breath life into one another and thus see your identities and esteems built.

Go out and enjoy the sunshine.

Much love,