Day 6 – 1:00 a.m. – Well, I do feel a bit justified tonight. Steph, Andy and Reagan came over tonight and we all played games and talked. Then Josh, Becky and I talked more later.
It’s been really fun to have Josh here with us. He’s really growing up and we’re happy for him.
A few things I hope to instill in our kids:
- Serving other people for the right reason : it’s not about being "seen of men" – it’s about doing things without expecting recognition. It’s about being "seen of God" and God will then reward you openly in His own time.
- No exclusive dating : it just doesn’t make sense. I’ve seen every one of Becky’s siblings get in to a relationship that then is difficult to get out of. I wonder if it’s a security blanket or something they have to "attach" to. Becky, on the other hand, was an exception to their rule. I really respect this about her. Our kids should date a lot of different people and take from each qualities that they like and appreciate.
- Love your in-laws : sometimes both Becky and I feel that our in-laws don’t really want to be with us that much. We’re not sure what it is exactly – maybe we need to change some things about how we interact, that’s possible. But family is an important thing to both of us – we want to allow one another to see their side of the family and be one big family.
I’m grateful to have talks with Becky to better understand her and others. I love my family so much.