Quality Family Time
Posted On October 3, 2013
Author: Gordon McKernan
I have always been very grateful for my parents and the lessons and morals they taught and instilled in me while I was growing up. One quality that has stuck with me in particular was the value of spending time as a family. I have always thought that it is important in any family to be able to come together and spend time with one another. However, as your kids grow up, I personally have found it more and more difficult to spend time as we used to.
My four kids have been such a blessing to me, but as they have grown older and matured, so have their schedules. It used to be so simple to take a family vacation here and there because everyone’s schedules were so similar when they were younger. Now, they have cheerleading practice, soccer and football practice, piano lessons, the list goes on… I have found that it is nearly impossible to get everyone in the same place for a period of time.
My wife and I have been planning for over 3 months now a trip to Disney with the kids. I am really looking forward to being able to spend time with my kids and wife at Disney World, this weekend. As my kids grow older, I realize more and more that I can’t take any time that I spend with them for granite. They are changing and maturing so quickly that any time I can spend with them I cherish and deem so valuable.
Even if you can’t take a vacation, there is a multitude of ways that you can bring your family together. Take a family walk in the evenings, play board games, watch a favorite TV show, these are things that I try to do on a weekly basis with whoever is available at my house. I find that when we spend time together, it strengthens our family.
Gordon McKernan graduated with his law degree from Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1992. Shortly thereafter, he joined McKernan Law Firm and has been practicing law ever since. He is the owner of the firm, and his primary area of practice is representing ‘ordinary people’ who have been injured because of another’s disregard.