A couple of summers ago I wrote a post about gardening and in it mentioned , “teaching your children and remembering Who it is that has provided the bounty on your plate!”
Pictured above is my oldest daughter, who posted the photo on her facebook album. She reminded me of the impact we can have on our children while they are growing up and how important it is to pass on the things that are most important in life. Her “sense of adventure” and being a “berry picker” are, apparently, a result of my example.
The truth is these qualities were passed on to me by my parents who took my older sister and I camping, made us work in the home garden and picked wild berries on the side of the road with us, not to mention a number of other things that have stuck with me into my 50’s.
I learned from my parents to keep an eye out for wild critters and learned to spot a deer when most folks would miss it. I count and track the birds that come and go each year in my back yard. Even begging my husband to stop on the side of the road so I could enjoy the multitude of wild flowers in the spring was a result of parental guidance.
The things we pass on to our children can last into eternity… It’s up to us to choose what it is that they will live with forever. Teach them rightly and they will live rightly. Teach them evil and they will reap the consequences.
There is no greater joy than knowing your children have taken on the heritage you’ve handed down to them. The next best thing is watching them share it with their children and others.2 Timothy 1:5 I remember your true faith. That faith first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice, and I know you now have that same faith.