My Dad’s temporary journey on earth ended on January 6, 2014. Knowing his time was short, I sat with him for several hours during his final days. In an attempt to “keep him with me”, I asked him many questions. (My Dad was always powerfully simple.)
This week I’ll share his answers to five of my questions.
Question #1: Dad, what advice would you give me as a Dad?
- Stay as close to God as you can
- Try to be an example . . . I know I failed sometimes & always felt inadequate
- Read your Bible daily
- Pray for your kids individually every night
As he talked I typed into the notes app on my iPhone. Then he continued, “You know, it’s hard for a kid to grow up and become something special without the intervention of his father. I prayed every night that God would make champions out of you three kids. Now, I thank him that he did.”
I felt the tears. I blinked a few times. Noticed the lump in my throat. Then cleared my throat. And said, “Thank you for being a great Dad and praying for me.”
Then I asked Question #2: Dad, what advice would you give me as a husband?
I’ll share his simple answer tomorrow.