Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.Proverbs 22:6
On this Father’s Day, I share a scripture photograph that features our Labrador Adi following one of her favorite humans- my Dad.
My Papa taught my Dad to love Jesus, love people, and love the great outdoors. In turn, my Dad taught the same to his children. How? By the way he lives his life. By the directions he gives and follows. By conversations held around the dinner table, while working in the garden or when hiking through the woods. In turn, my brothers and I are following in our father’s footsteps as we train up our children to love the Lord with all their hearts, souls, and minds and to love their neighbors as themselves. You see at the heart of this verse is a beautiful generational blessing. Fathers have a powerful influence on their children’s lives.
Along with a love for the the Lord, my Dad also passed on to me his love of dogs, wildflowers, birding, hiking, gardening and bluegrass/ country music.
On this Father’s Day, I would highly recommend to you the post “My Dad’s Heritage” (click on the title) written by Patty at her blog He Said What? Patty has the most beautiful way of sharing the lessons learned from her adult son Aaron who lives with epilepsy and autism. Aaron’s words about his grandfather will speak to your heart.
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