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On Becomming a Great-Grandfather

I attended a baby shower recently. I don’t usually go to these types of events. For me, going to a ball game seems much more enjoyable. But this one was special. My granddaughter Whitney, and her husband Josh, are expecting their first child in March. Among other things, this means I will be a great-grandfather. It also means I will now be living with a great grandmother, but that’s another article, surely to be written at a later date. The new-born, which is projected to be a boy, already has a lot of blue items, from gifts opened at the shower. I thought I saw one pink item among the gifts. Obviously, it was a gift from someone who wasn’t present at the “reveal party” which is also something I attended. I am well aware that on several occasions, the Bible says we are not to add anything to the Scripture, but I need to add one little attachment to Deuteronomy 4:9, “Take heed to yourself, and diligently keep yourself, lest you forget the things your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. And teach them to your children and your grandchildren.” Could we make that “great grandchildren”? Before you get critical, I asked God if I could add that word, and I got no response, which I have interpreted as an OK. The quote is from C.S. Lewis, (although its source is questioned by some). Whoever said it, it now describes me. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” So, dream along with me as to what this great-grandboy can become. And pray that I live long enough to “teach” him a few things.

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