We were so grateful to have my brother, the wonderful Uncle Corey come out to Fort Collins from San Diego to be with us for Thanksgiving. I was amazed this week at his love for my girls and the way that he enjoyed spending time with them. While I was running around like a turkey with my head cut off, he was content to sit with them and play. Whether it was jumping on the trampoline with them, playing with sticky notes, watching tv, or playing Barbies, Corey was fully present.
I was challenged by his contentment and desire to spend intentional time with Lacy and Katelyn. How often do I have the opportunity to take time with the girls when I get home, but instead find something else to occupy my time. It was a great reminder of the value of taking time to love on these precious gifts that God has given me. I take joy in the responsibility God has given me to invest in college students, however I want to have my brothers heart for investing in my girls. I know I love them more than they will ever know, but I want them to experience that same attention from me that they saw from their uncle. I was more than thankful for my Brother this Thanksgiving, and the gift he gave me of intentionality with my girls.