Friday, August 24, 2007
I had to write another blog about a recent experience I had. I went with Jennifer to her ten year high school reunion. What a weird experience that can be. It's wild to see people that you haven't seen in ten years. It made me realize how much I didn't really know these people any more. They have their own life and career. They have memories and friends from different worlds and different walks of life. All I really got to see was the result of their last ten years of life.
Something I have been thinking about and teaching about lately is the fact that our life is a sequence. Every decision we make and action we take will affect tomorrow, the next day, and the day after that. The people I talked to were a little different, because they have made a lot of decisions and experienced a lot of things since I saw them last. I hope they walked away and thought positively about where I am. I know I walked away very impressed with how well a lot them have done with life.
Then I think about every morning when I get in my Word and reunite with God. I pray that He will be happy with the way I handled the last 24 hours. His approval is most important, and definitely more critical than any friends or family should be to me.
My son just completed his first week of school. He is going to PK3 this year. I'm starting to understand that he is growing up quickly. I love watching him go to his class and play with his friends. I'm not really depressed to see him grow up. I'm actually excited. It's cool to watch a life grow and explore. He's very social and I'm glad to see him connect with his teacher and the other kids. It's a big part of life to have relationships and to be influenced by others and influence others. I'm very proud of my son as I see him play with the kids and climb and slide without any fear. I guess there's a little sadness, because this season of his life reminds me that one day he's going to be independent and on his own. It's a wild thing to be a parent and to watch him start to become his own person. This is only the beginning of his journey into our crazy world.
Thursday, August 2, 2007
After 20 years of loyalty to my team, the Boston Celtics are looking like they just might start winning again. FINALLY! I was excited when they acquired Ray Allen in the Draft, but to get Kevin Garnett was beyond mine and probably most Celtic fan's dreams and expectations. I am so pumped about this year, and am looking forward to watching my team finally make it to the playoffs again. Sports analysts are predicting the Celtics to be one of the top 3 teams in the East easily, and they have a legitimate case for the finals. I'm just looking forward to watch them have a winning season for a change. Go Boston!