Families are are God’s gift to His people.Through ups and downs, twists and turns and inevitable bumps in the road, family members encourage and guide along the way. And they pick you up when you fall flat! Family members also lay the framework for how we see the world. I’m so thankful for my family, my immediate and extended family members.
Last week, I attended my Uncle Dale’s funeral. He was a high school physics teacher. Goose hunting was his passion. Ever since his funeral, I’ve been reflecting on the words spoken at the service. The pastor compared Uncle Dale to Sir Isaac Newton, a man of God and a man of science. Uncle Dale was also a man of science but more importantly a man of God who loved his family deeply. Life is all about God and the people you love. For Uncle Dale it was the love of crisp autumn days, flocks of geese overhead and time spent doing what he enjoyed with the people he loved.
Who do you deeply love? Have you thanked him or her for being your beloved? I thanked my husband, Scott, for being my best friend and an all around great guy I can count on everyday. I was met with a cute smile, a laugh and “You’re welcome.” I think he might have been wondering what I was up to at first. When I didn’t follow up with a request for a house project to be completed or an admission to a dented car, he knew I was serious. It’s good to tell the ones you love you’re grateful for all they do to make life sweeter.
Who do you need to thank for being there for you, helping you out of a jam, or just plain loving you when you’re not too lovable?