Tuesday, May 17, 2005
Just Thinking About The Kids And Grands
The photo below(I pray)says something about being in the right place at the right time. It refers to that photo opportunity that someone took advantage of in a unique way. Don't ask me why this reminds me of all the children and grand children, but it does. I've got a few of those(I guess they call them young adults now or something equally PC)people in my family that seem to always end up on the wrong end of the stick. Have you ever known one of those unfortunate individuals who always gets caught. 15 other people do the same thing and get away with it completely and then the one that should know better(because they always get caught)does it and WHAM! Overnight in jail, juvenile court, police confrontation, that sort of thing. Right place, right time, wrong choice! The thing is, somewhere in the back of that person's mind is the thought that maybe this time will be different. Lol.......The only thing to really change much thus far in their life is the penalty that is extracted for failure to pay attention. One son(#3) is so deadset on finally getting it right that he's doing his third tour in Iraq. Army....as in people shoot at all of them and the bullets bite, big time. This is a bit like sticking your head or some other part of your anatomy in the lion's mouth while muttering a prayer that he won't bite down, this time. I respect him greatly, and I believe that he is struggling really hard with getting his life on track. I pray for him daily, his name is Justin. You can pray for him, too. That would be appreciated. His daughter is coming to spend the week with me starting tomorrow. What a beautiful young lady. Blessings never cease to amaze, she rarely gets caught doing anything wrong, and I don't say that because I'm her papa, I say that because it's true. She is one of the fortunate ones that does not get caught doing the things kids do. Yes, I know she does them, probably be like I was at that age, "I didn't do it! Nobody saw me do it! And if they did, they're lying, 'cause I didn't do it!" Then there is my daughter, who still hasn't learned that it doesn't make any difference if everyone is going down a one way street the wrong way, if she does it there are going to be officers waiting on every corner, checking on her just in case of such an event. I can remember her asking me, "How do they know its me?" I have no clue how that all works, but in the bigger picture there seem to always be those who can be in the right place at the right time and still make the wrong decision. Perhaps we can all see a little of ourselves holding that bright and shining globe and wondering , "What do I do now that I've got?" Sometimes my blog makes sense, others we have tonight. God bless, Preacher.