Friday, June 13, 2008

My two sisters and his sister will be with my dad in Caldwell, Idaho, on Father’s Day. I’ll be here in Newberg—400 miles away.

Perseverance comes to mind as I think about my dad. You can’t make a living with 80 acres and a herd of Jerseys unless you have a lot of perseverance. The word also applies before and after his years on the farm.

Growing up without a mom is a road with steep hills and switchbacks—a ditch on one side and an abyss on the other. His mother died when he was two. I’m thinking that’s when my dad started learning perseverance from his dad.


Blogger Emidor said...

Your dad has played an important part of my life, too. As long as I can remember Uncle Lawrence has been an example to me of how to be a godly man in an imperfect world. He has played an integral part in the man I am today.

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