Ray Ortland, explaining a note from his dad inscribed on the first pages of his Bible:
In the usual course of events, you will have your son with you on a daily basis, under your roof, at your dinner table, for about eighteen years. Plenty of time to say to him what needs to be said.
For example, on my seventeenth birthday, my senior year in high school, my dad and mom gave me a new Bible. An RSV. You can see above how he inscribed it:
Nothing could be greater than to have a son — a son who loves the Lord and walks with Him.
Your mother and I have found this Book our dearest treasure. We give it to you and doing so can give nothing greater. Be a student of the Bible and your life will be full of blessing. We love you.