Thankful Thursday~Godly Parents

49 years ago today my parents were married. Although I obviously wasn't there :), I have many memories of the day...stories I've heard a hundred times such as the wedding having to be moved to First Baptist because Immanuel burned just before their wedding, and how my dad set the date in September because his parents had said that whoever got married first got their piano...and his sister was getting married in December :).

I am thankful today for the gift of Godly parents. Parents who weren't perfect, but who sought to model a genuine walk with Christ in our home, and who demonstrated to me the meaning of unconditional love. Parents who sacrificed much for their children in every area. Parents from whom I "caught" a love for God's Word and His church...who taught faithfulness and dependability and servanthood by their words *and* their actions. Parents who were anything but risk-takers, but who in spite of many uncertainties stepped out in faith to homeschool their children in a time when those were very uncharted (and unpopular!) waters.

I know I've posted this link before, but today seems an appropriate day to post it again. Not only is it just a story I love, told in the way only Mr. James can tell a story...but it is such a good reminder to me about God's sovereignty and perfect timing. Today as I look at situations in our family, and in the lives of others we love that don't make sense, that seem so "wrong" or "unfair", I am reminded again that God is working for our good, always.

To see what others are thankful for today, visit Laurie. Thanks to her for hosting Thankful Thursday this month!


Denise said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful post sweetie.

LAURIE said...

What a beautiful tribute! Certainly you have many blessings that will last for generations as you pass along the heritage that you have been give. Happy TT!

Kecia said...

That is so sweet. Did you know my parents eloped, in Oklahoma? :)

More Than Conquerors said...

Thank God for blessing you with such Godly and wonderful parents. They are so precious. Thanks for sharing your thankful heart with us. May God bless you always.


Rita T. said...

Very sweet post. Hope you're having a nice weekend!