I am reminded of the saying, “The best thing to spend on children is time”. As a home school parent we understand the value of that statement. Though our focus may be on what we deem a good education, the thing that we are really giving to our children is our most valuable asset: ourselves. Some of the most important lessons our children learn are not taught outright from books, but are absorbed in our everyday interactions. We are so blessed to have so many opportunities in our day-to-day activities to just appreciate who they are and to show them who we are, warts and all. We cannot get yesterday back, tomorrow may never come, but today is new and we can choose how to spend it.
Deuteronomy 11:18-21 Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Write them on the doorframes of your house and on your gates, so that your days and the days of your children may be many in the land that the Lord swore to give your forefathers, as many as the days that the heavens are above the earth.