As parents we can only point our children in the right direction and trust they find happiness, love, and faith in what every they choose to do. We can only pray that they will become productive and compassionate in today’s world. There are so many outside forces that can lead them astray.
I can safely say, without hesitation, that the next generation of our family has learned lessons in life by examples. This morning MacGyver went up to our local town’s café for a pancake. He watched from the window of the café, a stranger and his dog who stopped several people leaving the café. MacGyver finished his pancake and left the café and was also approached by this stranger who asked him if he would be kind enough to jump start his van.
You see this man apparently had asked several people for help in starting his van but was denied. For MacGyver or his two brothers, it is a naturally thing to help a stranger, friend or family. They were raised by example, and they have raised their four children the same way.
We have set the course of directions for them all, and if they teach those lessons to their children our job, here was not in vain.