Remember the Love of the Family

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Note From Mother – Week 3

Note From Mother Collection - Week 3

Hilda, Leo’s mother, spent time with him every morning before he went to school. He was the only child at home in the morning because his older sister Marge was about 10 years older than him and already out of the house. He spent time with his mother learning bible verses every day. One that really stuck out in his mind from that time was Proverbs 3:5-6.

Grandpa Leo loved to spend time with people. With his grandchildren, he would often take them out to eat. We’ve been to Perkins with him before and he would talk to us about his life, his businesses. We heard a story several times about when he started his nursing home business. He would always say that at the beginning, when he started, he didn’t know the difference between a bedpan and a urinal. Through those stories he would share scripture and how God had guided his life throughout all his years. So Leo continued on the tradition that Hilda started by spending time with his children, grandchildren and even his great grandchildren; all together and individually.

Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV (One of Leo’s favorite verses)

5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

Did your parents spend time with you as a child? Did they teach you God’s word?

Do you spend much time with your family now?

Who do you spend time with? Is that time building you up or bringing you down?

Spend time with your family. Make them feel welcome and at home. Make a meal and invite them over and just share stories and talk. If they won’t come to you, go to them. Offer to go to their house and bring a meal with you. Try to make it as non stressful as you can for the family members around you. Try to spend time on an individual basis or just a few if possible so you can really focus on them.