That's one of the things we say around here a lot. We have a few of those phrases that seem to be part of the core of our family right now.
"People are more important than things."
"I forgive you."(*I think it's just as important to say "I forgive you" as it is to say I'm sorry... not just "It's okay" or "Alright." But ... I forgive you.)
It's a really good thing to for me to remember that. To remember that even if my kids had the perfect mom, that was never grumpy, and never tired & short tempered, and never more focused on having a clean house than taking care of others, that was never self-righteous... even if that had that perfect mom, they would still very much be in need of a Savior.
And the fact that I'm not a perfect mom, I pray, helps them to see every day how much we do need a Savior. I pray that they see me repent. That they see my desperate neediness. And that they when they feel loved by me, they get a glimpse of how much more God loves them.
With all those thoughts in my head (mostly all of the time), it was a little spooky to see this post from one of my favorite bloggers, and to see that they say
"People are more important than things"
in their family, too.
Although- it's really fairly basic, isn't it? :)