It's not been an easy road for Jeff's dad this year. Lots of extreme changes, lots of adjustments and surely lots of physical and emotional struggles. But the picture of the year for our family is right here. I secretly took this picture, hoping just to keep it as a reminder for our family. But then I thought of you today. You just might need the encouragement today too.
The difficulties and hardships seem to dissipate and disappear when a word of "remembrance" is given. It was of utmost importance for Jeff to remind his dad of the good times, the sacrifices, the hard work, the joys. the gifts, and the laughter.
I do believe that this was as much of a healing for Jeff as it was for Pop Geo.
That's what gift words of remembrance do:
They reinforce good feelings;
They are never forgotten.
So pass along a word gift today to your family and friends.
Make it a tradition. In fact, make it a common practice everyday.
"With each of you we were like a father with his child, holding your hand, whispering encouragement, showing you step-by-step how to live well before God, who called us into his own kingdom, into this delightful life."