At the time he said this, me and the kids were riding in the car somewhere, which is where it seems like we spend half of our life. The entire car ride, the kids had been laughing, cutting up with each other, making jokes, telling stories about stuff and people at school, making faces, etc.
Basically, just pure silliness. It was great.
Some of the most precious times we have as a family are in the car, believe it or not. Expensive vacations, dinner and movie outings, and special family activities are great, but it is the every- day life events that really mean the most to me. Times when we are just hanging out with each other, doing nothing much to speak of, except being together. Times when nobody is fighting over the remote, calling someone a name, or arguing over whose turn it is to sit beside mom at dinner. Times when life seems simple and carefree, even for just a few minutes. Times when my heart is so full of happiness from sharing life with my kids that I am reminded how much of a blessing they are to me.
Now trust me, there are days when I have to remind myself of that blessing, due to over flowing to-do lists, over flowing laundry baskets, and over flowing mood swings from all persons living in the household. Days when I feel under appreciated, undervalued, and insignificant. Days when I feel like all I do is rack up hundreds of miles on my car in a day, trying to meet everyones varying schedules and still be fussed at for being a few minutes late somewhere. Days when I spend two hours fixing a new recipe for dinner, only to have a bunch of little faces snub their noses at it. Days when my husband and I are not experiencing any marital bliss. Days when I feel like I let God down so much, that He is probably shaking His head and shrugging His big mighty shoulders… again.
Those are days that I recognize my need for God the most, to help me get through the day with grace, and refuel my energy and my spirit with His love and His strength.
And those are the days that I really look to my sweet family to lift my spirits.
Those are the days that I really need some good ol downhome family time, and need something much more entertaining and fulfilling than television can provide.
Yep, those are the days that I dont need any cable. Cable is way over rated.