Have you ever felt guilty when you skipped a church service to be with one of your children
or a grandchild, for a birthday party or other activity that's special to that youngster?
Don't feel that way. Only God knows what tomorrow holds, and that little get-together could be the last
time you'll both be together. Only God knows tomorrow. I can speak personally on this, because as I was growing up, Dad
was so busy with church, that he never attended any of my football games or track meets. However, Mom would come to the plays
I was in, and the Glee Club sings where I always had several parts.
is, that I realized the importance of what Dad was doing, and I never begrudged him for not being there. When we both were
adults, he finally realized what he had missed, and told me that he regretted it. He knew though, that I understood, because
I told him personally, and in songs and poems I wrote. I'll give you one, here. I call it "Time For Things"
Daddy never took me huntin' back when I was in my teens.
So I never felt the thumpin', of a squirrel against my jeans...
there wasn't time for fishin' by the time I came along,
never had the feeling, that my Daddy did me wrong.
Now I guess it may surprise
you, that I don't regret all this,
But there was a thing Dad taught me...one
Great Thing I didn't miss.
And that lesson was to do right,, even if no one
For it's not a brag that matters...doing right's not done
So you see...what Daddy taught me, was the thing that mattered most.
That's why when I think of Dad, it's, not to murmer...it's to BOAST
Don't feel guilty. Some day, both of you will remember how you cared.
many a sermon in memories!