We had a great weekend and it was VERY hard to go back to work on Monday. Spending most of the day outside with the boys building some edging for the playset and mulching it and a great Father’s Day made for a perfect weekend.
I tweeted a quote from DL Moody this morning while in the middle of doing some “important” work.
“Our greatest fear as individuals and as a church should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.”
It meshed all to well with an excerpt from Theodore Roosevelt’s auto-biography
There are many kinds of success in life worth having. It is exceedingly interesting and attractive to be a successful business man, or railroad man, or farmer, or a successful lawyer or doctor; or a writer, or a President, or a ranchman, or the colonel of a fighting regiment, or to kill grizzly bears and lions. But for unflagging interest and enjoyment, a household of children, if things go reasonably well, certainly makes all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by comparison.
I am so thankful for the family that God has blessed me with. Sometimes it fills overwhelming knowing that He has entrusted me with so much. I will stand before Him one day and be held accountable for what I have done with these blessings. I praise God for the way I see God working in the lives of my wife and kids. I have grown enormously as a parent since B1 was born. I attribute that solely with my relationship with Christ. The closer I get to Him the better husband and father I become. I have grown a lot, but have a long ways to go. It is never a destination that you reach, it is a long winding journey.
I am so thankful for the example that my Heavenly Father has left for us that we can strive to follow. Many parents remark on the lack of a manual for parenting. I urge you to pick up the Bible. God has left us a manual for parenting and any other hurdle we may come up against.