Father and Mother

Thursday July 21, 2011

This morning I am reflecting on my birthday that just came and went. It started early in the morning when I had-no chose-to get up and take my friend and her son to the airport at 4 am to meet their plane they were catching to Italy for a nine day baseball trip around Italy. Throughout the day, I kept getting Facebook texts wishing me happy birthday. I got a call from my son in the early afternoon saying that he and a couple of friends from the church wanted to cook me a steak dinner for my birthday. During the day I got a call from both of my daughters who wished me a happy birthday and a call from my sister.

All day long I was hearing from people who had impacted my life. As I was reading in the Proverbs this morning I came across this passage, “Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. (Proverbs 1:8 NIV). Not only have all of these people affected me in a positive way, but my parents were the sole reason for my existence and for my being able to celebrate my birthday. The older I have gotten, the more I appreciate what my parents did for me and the teaching they gave me when I was growing up. It’s never too late to express graditude for parents and others who have impacted us in a positive way.

On this journey there will be plenty of individuals who have had a positive mark on our lives and it is to our and their advantage to express appreciation for what they have done. Why don’t you do it today. How about now!!!

About James Gorton

I am happily married to Nadine, a person I've known for 20+ years. She and her late husband owned Airpark Auto Service where I took my car for years. Four years after my wife died we began dating and the rest is history. We have a blended family of 6 children between us and love visiting them across this country. We recently had our third grandchild between us. We love to hike, bike and ski. I am a psychologist and do relational life coaching for marriages and families primarily. I love what I do and never get tired of seeing marriages and families move to more healthy places in their lives. Five years ago my oldest daughter Deborah encouraged me to begin writing my thought into a blog I call my Jlog (Jim's log). I have become more and more passionate in connecting everyday experiences to spiritual truths. I hope that as you read my Jlog, you will gain insight into your personal life and experience true growth in your personal and relational life.
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