A place to keep up with the Consford family of San Augustine, Texas.

Our Lord has been so good to us.

Proverbs 16:3 "Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established."

Jun 10, 2013

The Head of the Home


Every little girl thinks their Dad is so handsome.  My Mom would take every opportunity to tell us that she thought so too. When Dad would be pumping gas and we were waiting in the car for him to finish, she would tell us how smart, hard working, and good looking he was.  Mom was doing more than just letting us know what a good father we had, she was teaching us to appreciate our future mates and how we should think about our families.  

I have heard that you really don't know how you did raising your children until you see how the grandchildren raise their children.  If that is the truth then these two people did a bang up good job.  The great grand children are all winners.  Oh, they might not be geniuses or beauty queens, but they are respectful, obedient, hard working, thoughtful, and a blessing to be around.  Not all families can make a brag like that and be able to back it up with facts.  

How can you raise hard working, law abiding, obedient, God fearing Christian kids living on an Air Force base?  Just the same way you do it anywhere.  It is hard work!  What goes on inside that home is much more important than what goes on outside the home.  

The Gil Davis

A few months ago my brother, Wayne, called to announce a retirement party that he was planning for Mom and Dad.  They had started an upholstery shop in their basement after Dad retired from the Air Force in 1976.  Wayne asked if I would make a scrapbook for the occasion.  Little did I know what a jouney this scrapbook would be for me in the next few months.  

For several years I have collected quotes, Air Force emblems, paper, and pictures for a book like this one.  It was something I had in mind for a long time.  Now was the time to do it.  

After doing this book, contemplating about our family, and watching my family go through the last few weeks of my Mother's life I can see that we truly have a remarkable family.  Often we take our families for granted and never stop to see the miricles that have happened through the years.  It is my desire to share some of these stories with you.  We have a Godly heritage to pass on to our children.  

Perhaps you might remember some of the events differently than I do.  You are welcome to add details or even make corrections.