I admit it. Sometimes I worry about what my legacy will be on the Earth after I leave it. I wonder will I reach my potential. Will I touch the lives I am supposed to touch. Have I wasted too much time already? Do I make the right decisions by in large? Am I making the impact I am supposed to make? I battle with these thoughts all the time. It’s not as if I can’t enjoy the moment either. (though I am sure I don’t live in the moment enough.) It’s just that I am mindful that life as we know it here doesn’t go on forever.
One thing I do know for sure though is that when I look at my children I have no questions about the outstanding people they are and that they already are making a difference. Each of them like all people have unique gifts and talents. But they also are thoughtful, caring and considerate people. Though two of them are grown I found out that a parent’s job is never really over. A great man said he learned that when his children became adults that is when the parenting really began. Imagine that?
There have been many ups and a few downs. And I’ve enjoyed most of the stages and adventures that my young people have experienced. I look forward to helping them in every way I can as long as I can.
As a gift to them, next week I will share some fatherly thoughts about each of them starting with the eldest.
It’s just something I feel I need to do.