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11/04/17 Weekend Grif.Net – Dad Died

11/04/17 Weekend Grif.Net – Dad Died

[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 =
issues.]

 

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."

 

The =
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?

 

After =
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?

 

2. =
What is my Dad’s most prized possession?

 

3. Who =
is my Dad’s closest friend?

 

4. =
What was my Dad’s greatest achievement last year?

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life?

 

5. What is my Dad’s favorite meal?

 

6. =
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 =
be?

 

8. What does my Dad like to do most with =
me?

 

9. What is the most important thing I need to talk =
to Dad about next week?

 

10. =
What disappointments would my Dad have looking back on his =
life?

 

11. What place does my Dad have in my spiritual =
life?

 

12. What 5 different adjectives would I use in =
Dad’s obituary?

 

Proverbs 17:6 "Children’s children are the =
crown of old men, and the glory of children is their =
father."

 

~~

Dr Bob Griffin =

bob@grif.net www.grif.net =

"Jesus Knows Me, This I =
Love!"