Tuesday, December 20, 2016
The Next Step
Parenting instincts never die, even when the last child reaches adulthood. I realized this yesterday when I chatted with one of our daughter's friends, a recent college graduate. "What's the next step?" I asked. She told me she was going to ponder it and get back to me later. I'm always thinking of the next steps. It's a part of my DNA. I know what my next step is – to make sure everyone in my life who is a wife, parent, brother, sister, cousin, son, daughter, neighbor, friend, classmate, co-worker, boss, spiritual advisor, teacher, or any other influence in my life, know one thing – I'm thankful for you. And to the invisible one, the one who sometimes carries me when I have trouble standing on my own two feet and feel uncertain about the next step in my life – the one who I pray others may see if they look past my own weaknesses, I say thank you. Thank you for teaching me your ways. Have a great day.