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Monday, January 25, 2010

Random Thoughts About Children and Life

What happens to our kids when they grow up? We wish for them to be those we use to hold by the hand when walking, those that sat on our laps to hear a story, the ones we tucked in bed and saw each morning. But nothing that is will remain the same. Time passes. Time changes things and people. Here I am 39 years later and how things have changed. I could not have ever guessed where I am now. But I am here and For the most part, content. With ups and downs that I have to tackle as they come. With my eyes on what I desire but with no guarantee that it will happen. I have to admit, some times I get to some low ends.They affect me,but not for long. But I try to keep myself moving forward. My son reminded of my favorite quote from my favorite movie Rocky Balboa, "It's not about how hard you hit, but about how hard you get hit and keep moving forward." (see movie clip below)

Monday, January 04, 2010

Changes and Goals for 2010

This year will bring changes for us, some we know, some we don't know. We do know that my son will finish High School and will start college. We will see him go and start his adult life on his own. It will be hard for us, but this is part of the process in parenting. There are no guarantees that any of these can happen. We have to say, "If it is the Lord's will, we will do this or that."
I also have some plans. They are not resolutions, they are simple goals with a plan in mind. I will just mention them briefly. I intend to
- Serve others more: I have intentions of serving wherever God puts me. I also have intentions of serving at the church we attend now. I have ideas. But God will lead me at due time.
- Give others more: I want to give more of my time, talent and resources (financial or otherwise). I especially want to focus on those who can't give back to me. It's easy to give to those who can give us something back.
- Learn more: The Bible, other books and experiences will help me. I want to learn how to love God better and love others, especially those near me such as my wife and my children. I want to learn how to be more patient. I will continue to learn discipline through running. I will continue to learn (or relearn) how to pray and get passed the roadblocks I have now. These are my thoughts and some of my goals for 2010.