In What Ways are You Like Your Father, P39
Like any boy I did every thing my dad did. He was a sailor, so I got my mouth washed out with a bar of soap many times. The last time my mom said, “I should be using this on your father.” I said, “I wish you would.”
Dad had a temper and didn’t have a clue what patience was. My first father-in-law was the opposite. I tried to be around him more and prayed my boys would grow up to be just like him.
Still I honored my father and loved him for who he was. I’m thankful that God taught me how to forgive, like He forgave me.