cafe chat

What is a positive tradition or godly character trait that you learned from your extended family that you hope to pass down to your own family?

There are so many great things I learned from my family that I hope my children learn as well. From my mother, I learned selflessness. I’m not near as good as it as she is, but I learned that it is better to put others first. She always has an open seat at her dinner table and there is always enough food for one more person. I learned that it is better to give than receive and that you should always be thankful for anything given to you. Which means always send a note or at the very least make a phone call saying thank you.

From my dad I learned that even when things are not going the right way you can still keep your cool and maintain calmness in any situation. He has modeled this my whole life. I remember a trip we took to Eureka Springs. We were just out of the state when the brakes stopped working. We called a mechanic but it was late and the weekend. We drove to the next town and were in a garage meant for semi trucks until 3 or 4 a.m. They didn’t have what was necessary to fix the car. So dad drove us to yet another little town inching closer to the cabin we had reserved… and we all slept. We woke up a few hours later and dad was gone. The car was still there. He walked five miles to a Cadillac dealership he had found out about and got the part there. He walked all the way back, no complaints, and then put the part on the car. We drove to our destination and never missed a beat. He never got mad or upset or anything. He just worked to resolve the situation. I think that is huge and a great character trait.

There are so many things along those lines learned from my parents, they were great examples… and still are today.

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6 Responses to “cafe chat”

  1. toknowhim says:

    Once again…we have things is common 🙂 What an awesome story about your dad… I loved it!! Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Twinkle Mom says:

    Very touching post; I love it

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  3. Karen says:

    What wonderful parents you have!
    I pray my children will see similar things in me. I so want to reflect Jesus to them.

    BTW, are you serious that you can buy shredded carrots??? How did I miss that? I will share that recipe sometime soon. 🙂

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  4. yvonne says:

    This post explains why you are such a remarkable person. Your parents are great people who have raised a wonderful daughter.

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  5. Denise says:

    Really nice post, you are blessed.

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  6. Nancy Face says:

    Annie, your parents must be truly wonderful, and their daughter has followed in their footsteps! 🙂

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