Sunday, April 3, 2011


By looking at the picture, guess who is in town?! You might guess that it’s my son, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter. Actually though, it’s our granddaughter…along with her parents!! Just kidding but it does indicate how the focus in life changes. At one time the focus in his family was just on him, then it was him and his wife, and now the focus has kind of dropped off of them a bit and is now more on our granddaughter, Lindsay. That’s the transition parents make. Parents sacrifice their own attention, wishes, desires, comforts, personal time, and sleep for their little children. In a way, parents become smaller in focus while the children become greater. It’s good training for parents though. The Bible also teaches us that John the Baptist said similar words about Jesus: “He must increase but I must decrease.” Of course, that is also a reality when we approach the end of our lives. We decrease while others increase. Hopefully, we do that gracefully with our children, faith, and lives. Lindsay is not only a great joy, but simple observations remind us of so many life lessons.

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