Teaching your children to carry on traditions.
April 8, 2007 8:36pm CST
When I was growing up my father played the guitar and I would sing. We had a special song we sang, For Baby, written by John Denver. I could make old ladies cry... When I went to college I had boyfriend who played guitar and we sang it together in harmony after I taught it to him. A few weeks ago my son started practicing guitar and today he came and asked me to get him the guitar tabs for a few songs. I told him about For Baby, and he asked me to get those tabs too. I feel like he is carrying on a tradition with me. I know when my Mom hears him play and me singing, she will cry. Maybe my sister will cry too. It's such a pretty love song.
9 Apr 07
Yes, I do pass to my kids some of our family traditions. Like paticipating actively in church activities. My family has been known to be church servants though none of us became priest or nun. My eldest son is now a member of the knights of the altar...like a mass server.
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9 Apr 07
My parents are both big on tradition. I think it is important to children feeling connected to their families even once they are adults and on their own. I still stick with some of the traditions and others I have changed somewhat to better fit my lifestyle. Traditions are a good thing and I love your story. Thanks for sharing !