word with the wise wednesday: uncle john

1. What important life lessons have you learned so far?
The importance of having a spouse who understands you, communicates with you, encourages you, supports you and helps you avoid making major mistakes.  A life partner who totally supports you is a beautiful thing.  

2. How is the world today different or similar to what it was like when you were a child?
What worked 30 years ago-- honesty, truth, raising your kids right-- still works today.  Faith, family unity, character, home training, hard work and sacrifice... those things are still just as solid as they were when I was a child because those values don't fade.  The things that were really good then are still really good now.  Same with the bad.  Keeping up with the latest fashion and any other time/money wasting activities is BS, and BS is BS... yesterday, today, tomorrow and forever.  

3. What has been your hardest lesson to date?
Refusing to follow the crowd.  When everybody is running here, you better go look the other way. Trust nothing more than the word of God.  Read it (the Bible).  Understand it.  Believe it.  Man will make things up and change his mind often (at work, at home and even at church); however, the word of God will stand forever.  Everything I have learned from it (ie. refusing to follow the crowd) has taken me to the next level and it will do the same for you-- if you live it.  

4.  What is the one thing you want people to remember about you?
That I sincerely cared about other people and showed them that I cared.  

You know how everybody has that special someone who is fun to be around, makes you laugh, knows how to have a good time, teaches you something in the process and actually lives what he teaches?  Yeah, that is my Uncle John.  He is one of my all-time favorite top 5 people to be around and it has been this way for as long as I can remember.  I always looked forward to his visits as a young girl.  He would take me and my cousins off on some grand adventure and encourage us to think huge thoughts and dream big dreams.  He is STILL this way and I love love love it.  Uncle John is also one of the smartest people I know.  He gives excellent advice and he lives out the advice he gives, which is rare and remarkable in my book.  He used to make me and my cousins laugh hysterically by pretending to be "The Old Man" during his visits.  The Old Man would tell great stories, say the most ridiculous things and chase us "whippersnappers" as we taunted him.  It was good old-fashioned fun times.  When my Dad was unable to walk me down the aisle (one day I'll blog about that... maybe), my Uncle John did.  And it felt right because he has always been my idea of the perfect Dad.  You're probably not supposed to say you have a favorite uncle, but I don't give a rats!  Uncle John is my favorite and he is the best uncle anyone could have in the whole wide world!  I hope something he said speaks life and encouragement to you today.  

Hugs & Love!!!

1 comment:

  1. "BS is BS... yesterday, today, tomorrow and forever"




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