I am having a serious writer’s block right now; please pray for me. I started writing two posts; deleted both. Nothing is flowing.
So here is my random post. Right now, we are in the middle of restructuring our family schedule and strategies for the fall. I’ve been thinking a lot about our family values. I’ve been praying about what God has entrusted to our family to steward well for this season.
A few months ago, I came up with a list of our family values, and I wanted to share them here. These are what make up “our family.”
We love Jesus! We seek to honor God in every area of our lives.
We love one another with all we’ve got, and we show it daily.
Our children do not come before our marriage. We believe the best gift we can give our children is a solid, united marriage that lasts forever.
We want to expand our family (mainly through adoption).
We love our church.
We love to give.
We love having people stay at our house (we call ourselves the “Parry B&B”).
We love simple things: coffee time, taking walks, going to the park.
We are passionate about the topics of marriage & parenting (growing and learning more, as well as imparting wisdom we gained to help other families).
We value our friendships (we are very much a relationship-oriented family).
We value modesty in the way our girls dress.
We are very casual, economical and laid back. Fancy, trendy, and high-class are NOT our style!
We are NOT about material things, because our treasure is in heaven.
We are great at being REAL.
We value respect for others (being considerate of others).
We love to LAUGH.
We value structure and being proactive when it comes to parenting.
We value doing what’s right over what’s convenient (integrity).
I highlighted some in bold, because those are the ones God is affirming to me that we should keep at the forefront as we enter the fall season.
What are your personal/family values?