Sunday, June 20, 2010

I am back.....

On this Father's Day, I am back. John and I have been in the mountains of NC and to visit our son and daughter-in-law, two of their children and spouses, and three greats....We had a wonderful trip and such fun to see and touch and hold the grand babies. Such enjoyment and satisfaction to see and hug and talk to our grandchildren. Such wonderful times to enjoy and talk about family and love our children! This is one of a few Father's Days that we have been to our son's for this day and that made it very special. We visit them several times a year and this time of the month is usually not in our routine. We talked a lot about family memories and family history...who did what, when, what changes have we seen in our lifetimes...a lot! I think the greatest change John and I have seen is the freedom we had to roam in woods, from house to house, visiting family and/or friends. Today's children (out of fear) do not have this freedom. Also, very few children live next door to grandparents and we both did. We grew up in a very simple society, no or few electronics, play was pretty much "make up your play as you go".
I remember Daddy and John's Dad and what fine men they were and how we honored and respected them, and loved them dearly. We were blessed by their discipline and their teaching us (individually) to be their adults we are today.
Psalm 112 speaks of such men..."Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who finds great delight in his commands.---His heart is secure, he will have no fear..." (verses 1 and 8)

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