It's been a few days since I wrote to you, and there's a good reason why.
On my way back from San Diego, CA two days ago I got a call that my grandpa died. I'm so thankful I flew out there just to see him a few weeks ago and got to spend some quality time with him.
When I was broke growing up, my Grandpa would give me money for gas and always did his best to help me move forward. I'm going to miss him a lot. But I'm thankful he is now in heaven with my mom.
Today is always unique in that it's my moms birthday. It's been about two years since she died. My mom lived with us for two years before she died, and it was hard to see her leave but my memories will last forever, and I'll see her in heaven when my time comes.
But I never want to leave one of my daily journals to you without a takeaway when possible.
If there's any advice I could give you, it's to make your relationship right with your parents. Even if it's been a rough go, find a way you can make the relationship works where there's no strife, it's not worth living your life with strife. Be the bigger person and do your best to make it work. It's so important.
No matter what our parents have done in the past, we still have to honor the position God has appointed them in our lives.
Many people skip what Paul tells us about the importance of honor before he talks about the full armor of God. It says… ‘Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.” ‘