Moments are precious, time is fleeting

Special occasions and notable milestones in the lives of our children prompt most of us to provide gifts as part of the celebration and as a token of our affection.

How often do we consider, though, whether any of these gifts speak to them in a personal way while enriching and affirming their lives for the long haul?

As a surging wave of sophisticated toys, games, and gadgets permeates our culture, what can we give our children that will stand out as meaningful and lasting gifts? There are some alternatives.

When our son was two-yearsold, I began making occasional entries in a journal. I wrote about father-son experiences we shared that I felt would be meaningful for him to recall later.



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