Creating Memories

Updated: Aug 28, 2019

Barbara and I recently returned from vacation in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Each year we take two of our grandchildren with us on vacation. However, this year we were able to take 2/3rd of the entire family with us. What a wonderful time we had! We often comment that the grandchildren are growing up so fast. It seems like yesterday we were changing diapers. Now, our children are adults and the grandchildren are growing up as responsible young boys and girls.

Neither Barbara nor I did things like this when we were growing up. We determined this would not happen with our children or grandchildren! We are determined to create lasting memories in our family. Our desire is for our grandchildren to experience God’s love in everyday life.

One of the highlights of the trip was spending a day at Dollywood. The rides were so much fun and there was something for everyone. Our son, Brian, and daughter, Lori, loved the wild roller coaster!  Everyone was so excited when they rode the water rapids. The grandchildren could not stop talking about how much fun it was and such a wonderful atmosphere. We were so glad that Tifphanie was able to go with us. She is just like one of our kids.

Lasting memories were experienced by all and we are already planning next year. If you have children and/or grandchildren, don’t let these days slip away. They will be gone before you know it and it is never too late to bring joy to your family.

You may not be able to take a trip like the one I described. However, you can make a phone call. How about a card? Do something to create lasting and loving memories in your family. It is not too late to begin. Create memories in your children or grandchildren that will go down through the generations. Let them experience God’s love through a godly parent or grandparent who loves them!

Yours in Christ,

© Dale Wentroble

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