Father's Day at the Smith House

I know a million things could go wrong today, but it has started marvelously. First, a particular verse stuck out in my mind from my daily proverbs reading (I try to read the corresponding chapter in Proverbs for what day it is).

 7 The righteous man leads a blameless life;
       blessed are his children after him.

I think I am a righteous man, certainly because of the blood of Christ, but I have learned to make good decisions also due to some great mentors in my life (thanks "dads!"), as well as learning from my own father. Unfortunately, I also learn from the mistakes I've personally made. This is all part of a man's road. I certainly don't lead a blameless life, of course. I just hope that the benefits of a life of integrity will allow for the same blessings for my children that this verse alludes to.

The crux of that paragraph is for the second line, not the first. I want my children to be blessed. I suppose all men want their children to be better off then they are, so that isn't anything new. I am not any better than any other man, at least those men who are striving to help their children be better off.

After reading the Bible, I went downstairs to my son yelling, "surprise! Happy Father's Day!" What a way to start the morning! And on the table were my gifts:

Yes...I got Star Trek for Father's Day! You have no idea how cool that is! For more detail, take a look at this one too:

This is what the coolest wife in the world gives to her geek husband! Thank you Alicia! I love you!

And I love you Timothy and Samantha. I hope you can be blessed after me.

2 comments:

Chris said...

So glad your my mentor!! Hope your fathers day is going well.

Dan said...

Father's Day is going well. How is yours?