Today my dad would have celebrated his 103rd Birthday…. This morning I ran into this post that I made 4 years ago on Facebook. I thought I’d share it with you….

Another pic of my Dad in front of our house. He built the house from adobe that he made. The home wasn’t the best looking home in town, but it was home to us. Friends and family were always welcome here. And if migrant workers passed by on foot, my father would always offer them water and have my mom make burritos to feed them. Most evenings you could hear my dad singing from his hymn book and if I wasn’t busy he’d ask me to accompany him on the piano. Then before he’d go to bed he’d pray for each of his kids by name… What I’d do to experience that just one more time…. #home #HappyBdayDad #memories #heritage

Published by John Eli

I am a self-awareness coach (coach for humans), life strategist, blogger and speaker. I’ve spent over 21 years mentoring individuals in life skills, career transitions, relationships, and life recovery. My resume includes pastoral care, behavioral health, and higher education. From an early age, I realized that God created me to bring hope, healing and encouragement to others. I am currently living out my purpose by creating a space where people can rediscover and become all that they were created to be. I currently live in the beautiful state of Arizona with my wife, two dogs, and an antique piano whom I call, “Betty.”

22 thoughts on “Memories

  1. Wonderful post, John, and very touching tribute to your father. As a father, I can only pray that my son will remember with such love and admiration when I leave this earth. Thanks so much for posting this.

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    1. I can tell you that what I observe as a follower on social media and the blog has left me with utmost admiration for your parenting and “grandparenting”. I’m grateful for Godly examples like you.

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  2. I, too, was blessed with a wonderful, hard working, God-loving father whom I strive to emulate every day so I know of what you speak. I hear testimonies all the time from people who weren’t as blessed and I thank God for my Dad. I’ll see him again in God’s glorious kingdom. He’ll probably be looking for something he can fix…

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    1. Thank you so much. There is so much that I learned from him. However, there were also very many struggles that we faced due to our age difference (He was 61 when I was born). Nevertheless, God’s grace and love saw us through. Grateful that he raised me in the love and instruction of Jesus Christ.

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  3. What a great testimony to your Father John. I think the greatest testimony that we can leave our children is this – My Dad loved God, he loved us, and he loved people. What a day it will be at the meeting in the sky! Thanks for sharing this. Encourages me to be a better man.

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