Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Words of My Father~

Today, I am once again blessed to be the guest writer at INSPIRATIONS FOR MOMS, a wonderful blog full of inspiration, encouragement, recipes, home decorating ideas, and so much more. Laura, the mind, heart and creative spark behind INSPIRATIONS FOR MOMS just happens to be my sister. And today, I get the honor of writing on her blog about our precious Father....our earthly one as well as our precious Heavenly Father.

I would love to have you join me there......

Here's a little snippet:

My father passed away over six years ago, and yet, at times, it seems as though time has stood still since I saw him last. In my mind's eye, I can still see him sitting out on the back porch. His legs are crossed: one leg resting atop one knee. And of course, punctuating those long legs of his, cowboy boots. One arm is resting on the arm rest, while the other one, bent at the elbow, is providing his head with a bit of rest, too.

While I vividly recall his mannerisms and gentle ways, it is the words he spoke to me that I remember most. I think this is because he was a man of few words. Even now, I hear his voice of instruction, guidance, humor and spunk.

In winter: Don't forget to pack a sleeping bag in the trunk of your car.

In summer: If you get a flat tire, make sure when you pull over you aren't parking on tall, dry grass. You wouldn't want to start a fire. Oh....and watch for snakes.

In fall: Isn't that the prettiest harvest moon you have ever seen?

In spring: Watch for snakes. (Snakes seemed to be on his mind a lot). The weather is getting warm and they'll be coming out.

In conversation in our home: ...

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1 comment:

  1. Going to Inspirations for Moms... What great advice your dad gave!:) Thanks for sharing this today!!


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