With Mother's Day just around the corner, thoughts of my children and their younger years always come to mind. I'm so very thankful for the time God gave me to invest in their little lives before they married and started families of their own. So many fun memories for which I am thankful for, and especially their daddy who always made sure we took the time to just BE with them. Day trips traveling around the Thumb with a bag of Lefty's foot longs and some amazing onion rings. Daddy reading his favorite childhood books to them as mom drove the family van up to the Falls and Sleeping Bear. No phones, no computers, no TV~ just reading, talking, laughing and being silly. Ice cream cones and watermelon. Pillow fights and hide-n-seek. Forts and fishing, swimming and Jesus. Always Jesus. I recently read a quote that said "you will never look back on life and think 'I spent too much time with my kids'." This couldn't be more true. Purpose in your heart that next Mothers Day you will look back on a year full of amazing memories. Take the time this year to really spend with your children. It doesn't have to be a fancy trip or expensive outing. Camping in the back yard and roasting marshmallows will do just fine. And then some sleepy snuggles, prayers and lots of thankfulness. Hold them close. All they really need is you. Jesus and you.