In spite of my own inconsistency, lack of discipline and oftentimes lack of a positive spiritual role model, God is faithful and has his hand on my little girl.
I can't remember where I found this and I don't have the reference, but it's interesting to note the legacy this man left behind. Jonathan and Sarah's Luminous Lineage Let's take a peek at the family of Jonathan and Sarah Edwards. You may remember Jonathan Edwards for his famous sermon, "Sinners in the hands of an angry God." Jonathan and Sarah had 11 children and were ardent in training their children for God. In 1900 A. E. Winship tracked down 1400 descendants of this family. [...]
As mothers, we are building great cathedrals. We cannot be seen if we're doing it right. And one day, it is very possible that the world will marvel, not only at what we have built, but at the beauty that has been added to the world by the sacrifices of invisible women.
I ran across this letter I wrote for my dad's retirement "memory book" in November of 2004. I will occasionally post old items that I think fit the purpose of this blog. This one definitely does. You have been my father for a little over 36 years now. And as I consider this major life-transition you find yourself in the midst of, two stories come to mind. Each one reveals a little of the love, wisdom and character you have shown me over the years. In each instance, I, too, was in transition – first from child to youth; then from young adult to man.