June is almost over…I can’t believe it. And while I will be continuing my “reading for pleasure” binge, the sequel to A Discovery of Witches comes out July 10th, but I have already decided on July’s project: Family.
If I have learned anything over these last 6 months it’s that family is more important than I ever thought possible, or maybe even wanted. But it’s true. I, of course, mean family in every sense of the word. I have really felt the strain that my job and social life (the one only came into existence these last 6 months) have put on my daughters. I have felt it pull Quinton and I apart and have had to work hard to set my priorities straight.
But there is also the extended family, our parents and close friends who have become part of our family circle over the years. I have put different things on hold over the years and I feel they deserve better than that with all the support they have given and all that they have allowed us to get away with since Charlotte was born.
In preparation for any and all projects I will be doing this coming month, I will be reading The 5 Languages of Love, a book recommended to me by Adrienne months ago. It is intended to help repair marriages but I have been told by many that it is also equally effective in understanding friends, co-workers and your own children. What better way to better love my family than to discover how they best feel loved.
It’s like that old saying, “Seek first to understand, then be understood.”