And did you catch the name similarities???
Yes, we were both named after my dad...Ronald!
Not that he is "big."
My dad was a traveling salesman, for most of my early childhood.
My dad was very outgoing, and could be a lot of fun.
My dad was a member of the country club.
When I was in college, we both caught the antiquing, junkin' bug!
Caption for picture below,
(He really said this! LOL!}
As the years pass, and we have children of our own, we come to appreciate our parents more. Times when we thought they were being unfair, we realize as we are faced with similar parenting scenarios, that they did the best they could...and at times find ourselves acting in the same manner they did. I know I do! And as we ALL get older, the bridge that connects us turns into a friendship, and we realize that we are a lot more like our parents, than we would have ever imagined growing up!
I learned a lot from my dad, and until I married Kevin, I thought he was the smartest man in the world, "smiles" ...I say that because Kevin is a pretty smart fellow & great dad, too! LOL!
But the most important thing my dad taught me, he did so without saying a word. He taught me to pray!
When I was a little girl, I went back to my parent's bedroom one night, and my dad was on his knees, by his bedside, praying! This was humbling for me, an image I'll never forget! As far as I know, this is still a nightly ritual for him!
I feel extremely blessed to still have my dad. Kevin does not, and we all miss his dad, Bill!
Although he probably will not see this,
I do wish my dad, a Very Happy Father's Day, with love~
Encouraging Words for this Wednesday, come from Deuteromy 6:4-7,
"Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God, the Lord is one! You shall love the Lord Your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up."