Friday, August 22, 2008

Passing it down....

When Big Brother was born, I expected him to look just like his Mom. We saw a picture of him before we actually got to meet him, and the first thing I said was how much he looked like his Daddy. Lots of people say that Little Bit looks just like his brother, but I don't think so. They favor, but I think Little Bit resembles his Mommy more. A lot of people say that their children favor one of the parents more than the other. Or, they will comment on they have Mommy's eyes, or Daddy's nose, or hair like one of the parents. I have a cousin who tickles me when she says she has one ear like her Dad's and one like her Mom's!!! Then, there are those who say that their child got their temper from one of the parents. Jess and I talk a lot about the traits that she got from either Pappy, or me. I think she got her good ones from him and her bad ones from me...sorry, Jess!!!

All of this is fun to think about, but not what is really important. What really matters is what kind of parent we are that we can pass onto our children, and they can pass onto their own kids (our precious grandchildren). I used to tell Jess that she wasn't really mine, she was God's and he had just loaned her to me to raise up in Him. I don't think she really understood that until she got older....and especially now that she has her own boys. I always knew the importance of keeping her in church and teaching her right from wrong and instilling good Biblical beliefs and morals in her. As a Mother, she is doing the same with her boys already. When Big Brother goes to bed, he already prays for all of his family. He will go down the list and name all the names he can say. He might not realize what he's saying yet, or what praying is really all about...but this is teaching him early. He is learning to pray before he eats. And, the most wonderful thing that can happen in the lives of our children is to see them give their hearts to Jesus and to accept Him as their Savior. It was wonderful when it happened to Jess...and I bet you'll be able to hear me shout if I'm still around to see it happen to our grandsons!!!!

Deuteronomy 11:18-19 (NLT)
“So commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these words of mine. Tie them to your hands and wear them on your forehead as reminders. Teach them to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up.

In His love...and with mine!!!


  1. Speaking of prayer you will think this story is cute. A cousin on my dad's side was telling us last week about their grandson. Anyway, he started school this year. He asked his teacher to have prayer before lunch with the entire class, but she said "No". He told her we do this at home before every meal so his question was "Why"? He was so upset when he got home the first day of school. He told mom and grandma that made me mad. Prayer should have never been taken out of our schools.

  2.'ll hear me shout as well............i may shake the walls in texas, i'll be so happy!!!!.........well, probably be crying my eyes out, because i'm not a shouter, but a crier!!!

    i love you. don't let some people upset you. a wise woman that raised me once even said that some people put you down on purpose because they are jealous of you.......hmmmmmmmmm.......something to think about?? love you!

  3. it is wonderful to see your loved ones accept Christ, especially your child.
    the best day of my life was giving birth to her and the 2nd best day, was when she walked up to the alter in church in VBS a few years ago and told the preacher she loved Jesus and wanted to be saved and go to Heaven.
    JOY JOY!!!!!
    love you


Kind words are like honey—
sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.
Proverbs 16:24