This is a picture of Philip’s grandparents in the 1940’s, enjoying a Sunday afternoon with two of their sons and their families. They birthed and raised 4 sons and 3 daughters (and 3 other children who died much too young) in a two room cabin during the Great Depression. They taught all of their children to work hard, and to love and take care of each other. Three of their sons served in WWII and their youngest served in Korea. Their daughters raised their own families and worked hard alongside their husbands.
By the time this picture was taken, their children were grown and out of the house, and grandchildren were beginning a new chapter of the family.
The seeds planted by these two have grown through generations of children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Who are still teaching hard work and family commitments.
It has been almost 80 years since this picture was taken, and the seeds of taking care of each other, and enjoying the closeness of family are still flourishing. The children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren still get together each year to celebrate family; one of the granddaughters keeps up a family email to keep everyone informed of prayer needs; Chicken Stews and other get-togethers are organized throughout the year where memories are shared and new memories are made.
Today. Consider the legacy you are building for your family. Make the relationships so important that they last for generations.