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  1. Rose Braun (Sinnhuber) says:

    Love your writing Tasha, and especially loved this post. Talk about a walk down memory lane…”east hill road”, and I remember you always calling your dad pappa and your family calling you Tashie. I had so many fun “play times” with you at ABI. 🙂 I too had a wonderful earthly father who instilled in me so much confidence and love. I feel so blessed, fortunate and grateful. Hugs! xoxo!

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      Aw, thanks Rose! 🙂

  2. thank you for todays post….everything you said was so encouraging to speak with my children… Blessed you are to have parents that have a relationship with our LORD and raised you in a GOD Loving household……Thanks again for writing it…..Michele

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      I’m so glad it blessed you!

  3. annnnndddd! Both of my children have “dirty blond” hair.
    Now I have something sweet to tell them. 🙂

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      Very well put– “Silence is often misunderstood”… especially during the years when our understanding of the world around us is developing.

      And yay! for more heads of spun gold… 🙂

  4. Wow… now I feel all teary. I need to pray for the Lord to bring back better memories than the ones that instantly come to mind when I read this post…
    I think it’s hard for some parents to compliment their children because they’re afraid it’ll make them “big-headed”, or because they feel like its subtly complimenting themselves. I don’t know…
    Thank you for this. It encourages me to keep “lavishing the love” on my kiddos.

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      It’s true, Jessiqua, and there is probably a fine line– but I think the key is found in always speaking truth. I definitely felt like my parents were able to show me that I was valuable and had great worth, but based it on the fact that I was created by God for God, not that I was something great in myself. Does that make sense?

      1. That makes sense, and I completely agree. I thought the whole post was awesome. And the clarification was even better.
        When I mentioned memories, I was talking about my own childhood memories. My parents were REALLY good about not calling me names and stuff, but when it came to good things to say about me, I remember a lot of silence. (some nice things too, but mostly silence)
        Silence is very easily misunderstood….
        Nowadays things are better. My parents have changed a lot over the years, and they’re much more verbally affirming now that I’m an adult. (they’re better with my siblings too) But somehow there’s still a hole there from my childhood?
        Another one of those things to forgive and learn from. 🙂

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