Thus begins my journey of passing on words of wisdom to my oldest son. This journey began after listening to my son prepare a speech for school. The topic was Robert E. Lee. He was an interesting character, but that is not what reached out and grabbed me by the throat.
As my son read his speech, he gave two quotes. The quotes where good, but that is not what shook me. Both quotes were letters from Robert E. Lee to his son. The fact that this form of delivery of wisdom from father to son grabbed by sons attention…grabbed my attention.
The impact of words of wisdom being intentionally delivered from father to son is both amazing and absent from modern parenting.
Look through history and you will find excellent examples of heroes and leaders throughout the ages formally passing on their wisdom. Look in the Bible and you will find the greatest example as Solomon passes his wisdom to his son in the book of Proverbs.
I do not want to miss my opportunity to positively affecting my son and help equip him for the road ahead. I plan to give him one hand-written card (word of wisdom) each week. I will also write a story or commentary for each card and post it on my blog. I hope that the card will serve as a point of reference as he walks through life.
So I begin my journey. Maybe other fathers will join me.