Give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread - Proverbs 30:8

Thursday, June 16, 2011


Mealtime is important in our family - particularly our evening meal.

Ever since our first child was born 6 years ago, we have made it a priority and habit to gather around our table for supper. It is our time to connect daily as a family.

If any one of us were to disappear and sit in front of the computer while the rest of us sat around the table, I would be appalled. Yet I realized that was exactly what I was doing to my girls during breakfast and lunch.

About a month ago I stopped eating my breakfast and lunch in front of the computer and began sitting at the table with my daughters.

Can I tell you what a small step this was? And yet it has made a world of difference in how our day runs.

We talk, we laugh, we pray, we read, we plan....we connect. And not just once during the day, but each time we eat. I have quickly learned to cherish this time that we share at our table.

How do you connect with your loved ones on a daily basis?

1 comment:

  1. That is a beautiful idea Jill. Mealtimes as sacrosanct. I connect with Patrick daily because we live together and work together. We don't have planned out times when we connect, but at least once a day we seem to chatter on for a few hours straight. I've always been amazed by families that seem to live together without really communicating.

    Most nights we also have a special evening walk with our dog Sunny. She loves to get out and sniff everything and we love to amble along while we ramble.