My Dad and Mom are coming up from Texas today. They’ll spend four days with us. I’m excited to have them here. I guess I’ll have to behave now.
These two are amazing people. Their names are William (Bill) and Audrey. They’ve invested into my life in profound ways. Both taught me a work ethic and raised me in a nurturing safe environment. My Mom made the best farm food in the world, my Dad made all of us boys work our butts off…and we’re all better for it. We had a lot of laughter growing up — and muddled through some really hard times too. Even though we were religious more than really knowing God personally, it gave me both a basis to believe in God and a passion to have more than a form of something. I’m still passionate about finding and living the REAL thing.
Today, my Dad and Mom are some of the most godly people I know. Their faith is so real and alive. Maybe age does that — I don’t know. I do know that I admire them, love them, always look forward to the times I get to be with them, and learn a lot from them still.
“The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places;
Indeed, my heritage is beautiful to me.” Psalm 16:6
I’ve been given — and am still BEING given — a godly heritage. What a gift!