– I described in the voicemail how I did a video of myself walking down and then back up my driveway, which is about 300 feet. While the point it to use the part of me walking back, when I saw myself walking away I saw my dad. It was a WOW moment. I wonder how many of my sons will see their dad in themselves in years to come. It would be my greatest joy to know it is because like me the attempted to be obedient to Christ, or as we read in 3rd John 1:4 “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.” That is a wonderful verse.
In my hike today I stopped by my friends Gary and Lynn. In our discussion I mentioned the idea of having this email printed as a book to send to a bunch of people, since it is about 250 pages. Their thoughts were interesting as they think there is a market for this as a commercial book as a story of a man attempting to reconcile a family. But for me, I might print it in an effort to reconcile, but beyond that, I just want my family, or as I have told George, which I assume he has never seen, I want to live out Ecclesiastes 9:9 “Enjoy life with the wife whom you love…”
Dorothy-Jane, it is you and you alone I want back. I love you!
Julia and Family,
While you might have been the first of our kids to be born at home, which is a fond memory, what stands out in my mind about you is the moment a few years ago when I visited North Carolina and that first hug. It wasn’t brief, and the lady behind the counter at the hotel noticed. Other things are mentioned in the video, but that moment remains a focus in my mind when I think of you, and I do think of you often with much fondness and love.
There are other things mentioned, but really it is all about the hug!