[For new Grif.Net subscribers, the Weekend Blog is =
always a sharp contrast to the humor of the week. It is a time to =
give serious reflection on religious, moral or ethical =
I read a story about a gal whose dad passed away. =
She went to the newspaper and asked to print an obituary. She said =
all it needed to say was "Bud died."
editor was taken aback. Was she SURE that all she wanted to say were =
those few words? Wasn’t there something else that could be printed =
in the paper for all to see?
thinking about it, she asked to revise it. Say, "Bud died. =
Boat for sale."
Now, I =
smiled at that. But two events have caused me to ask a little more =
serious question in today’s Grif.Net blog. The first was reading =
the wonderful book by Ken Canfield on "The Heart of a Father" =
which really made me do a quick inventory toward my kids and my =
grandchildren. The second, of course, was the eighteenth anniversary of =
the passing of my Dad this week. Heavy thoughts.
So to =
my three children whom I raised or reared or at least didn’t kill, =
and their 13 kids that comprise my brood of grand kids, I challenge them =
(and any others who made it reading thus far) to answer these questions =
NOW so that when the day comes to look back reflectively, there will be =
a sparkle in your eye along with the tears.
1. Who =
is my Dad’s all-time hero?
What is my Dad’s most prized possession?
3. Who =
is my Dad’s closest friend?
What was my Dad’s greatest achievement last year?
in his =
5. What is my Dad’s favorite meal?
What did my Dad dream of being as he was growing up?
7. If =
my Dad had $50.00 to spend on anything, what would it =
8. What does my Dad like to do most with =
9. What is the most important thing I need to talk =
to Dad about next week?
What disappointments would my Dad have looking back on his =
11. What place does my Dad have in my spiritual =
12. What 5 different adjectives would I use in =
Proverbs 17:6 "Children’s children are the =
crown of old men, and the glory of children is their =
Dr Bob Griffin =
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