My lovely daughter has me as a favorite on her blog. It tells me how remiss I have been in posting - kinda like a nagging parent in reverse. (Is this the "child's curse"?: "someday I'll nag you like you nagged me through school!!") Heavy sigh.
A few thoughts on Thanksgiving. There is much to be thankful for. A wonderful wife, great daughter and son, great son-in-law that treats my daughter the way I always prayed her husband would, and, of course, grandkids!! Miss Adeline and Miss Emilie provided much entertainment this past holiday. Susie and I are truly blessed.
It's odd how holidays are forward looking - the anticipation of the meal, sitting and talking, wiping baby barf off your clothes - pumpkin pie - mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm - pumpkin pie!! And then you blink and it's nearly a week later! My mom always used to say: "Willie, when you get older, time will fly by!!" I would listen and look at her through the eyes of a youth or teenager and say "sure ma" not believing a word. I am sure she is laughing her butt off at me even as we speak.
So now the focus is on Christmas. I pray that for just a few weeks I can remember the trick of slowing time, enjoying each and every moment and thanking God for his many gifts.
A little slower please, a little slower.