I can’t tell you how excited I am to share this week’s post with you.
One of the areas of my life that I value above all others is my relationships. Two in particular mean the world to me. My relationship with my daughter Alyssa. And my relationship with my wonderful spouse Ross.
These two people form the foundation to my entire life and without their love and support I would cease to be the person I am.
The problem is…I’ve been so busy and stressed that I’ve taken them for granted. I’ve failed to nurture these relationships the way I know I should. I am not proud of this fact. While I’ve lost balance in many areas of my life, this is the area where it pains me most to admit my own failures, but, until I admit those failures I cannot move forward.
Starting this month, I’m taking action to make sure these most prized people in my life feel my love and support at all times. This means committing to three major things.
1) A monthly date night where Ross and I can get away from the phones, the computers and the distractions of our daily lives to connect, enjoy each others company, and create happy memories that help us through the tough times.
2) A nightly reading time and monthly date night (or day) with my daughter Alyssa. A time everyday where she has my undivided attention as we snuggle up close and share an adventure with the characters in our books. Plus a day when we create the itinerary for the two of us to spend dedicated time together doing the things we love.
3) At least one family day per month when the three of us share a day of fun and family time. It can be playing board games on the living room floor, chasing butterflies through the butterfly conservatory, playing in the park, or going on a new adventure. As long as we share the experience together!
What commitments have you made to value your relationships with those your treasure most?
London, Ontario photographer Rebecca Nash is your London wedding, portrait, and fine art Photographer serving London, Ontario and surrounding area through Rebecca Nash Photography. Rebecca Nash prides herself on being one of London’s up and coming photography professionals gaining a following in London, Ontario and surrounding area.
Rebecca has established herself as an artist through London area and Ontario Juried Art Shows, and her current “Windows on the War of 1812″ two person gallery exhibition.