Even though my children are all grown with families of their own now, I am so happy that we never put materialistic things in front of family. If we ever did anything right with our kids, I am thrilled to know we did that right as well as our love for our children was and still is unconditional. Praise God!
We must die to self and and empty ourselves of anything that might stand in the way of the Holy Spirit being able to work in and through us. Pray to be able to remove any and all things that need to be removed.