It’s Official: I Know Everything!

This morning, my five year old son, Jackson, asks my wife a question that she couldn’t answer. She asked, “Do you think I know everything?” His very honest response, “No, Daddy knows everything!” He’s a very smart boy (Grin). Of course he’ll be learning in short order that I do not know everything and chances are there will be moments when he’ll think I know nothing at all before he heads off into the world as a man. However, as Father of a five year old, I have a tremendous responsibility. Not only does he think I know everything, but he’s learning what is important, what is valuable, how to talk, how to think about God and others, and much more from me. If you’re a parent you have that same responsibility. The good news is you don’t have to know everything. Be consistent, live with integrity and passion, and stay connected to the one who does know everything (Proverbs 2:6-8) and you’ll do OK.

Father, help me be a good steward of my little boys impression of me. Help me lead him in the right direction. May he learn from my example that nothing is more important or valuable than you, that others are more important than himself, and when I fail (because I don’t know everything) may he see me humble before you.

Posted on August 6, 2008, in Marriage & Family. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. thanks for this blog lane. you ARE a wonderful example to you incredible sons…and to you. we love you.

  2. oops.. i meant “and to us”.. :)

  3. but you are to you too.

  4. Lane, Heather and boys:

    I have loved reading this today. Would love to see you and know you are in our prayers and we are very proud of you!

    Hammer 7 Judy

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