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.
Do it. Investing in your children is the greatest gift you can give to the world you will one day leave behind. Just make sure they have the knowledge to follow you to where you’re going!
Indulge… and after those, no need to stop, gneerh herr herr
(some wierd English rich man laughing tone)