AND GROWTH IS THUS
Yesterday was my son's birthday. We took him and his wife out to dinner, and had a (lovely) nice time, steaks, etc. You know, real FOOD, and "Longhorn" good. And we laughed a lot.
We had not seen each other since last May. And they live less than a mile from our house--not like it's 191 miles, although it might as well have been.
Remember....my sponsor told me I've been neglecting my children--and he is SO RIGHT ON! Well, it's time to change (Ughhh! Again!) He said I should begin to SHOW them I love them, not just TELL them once a year! Get the picture?
I asked my son what he would like for Christmas. And here is what he told me:
"Pa, you know I have almost everything I really NEED. What I would really LIKE as a Christmas present, is for us to meet like this throughout the year, have dinner, talk, laugh, relax, enjoy, love, and just BE with you and Prayer Girl. If you would just invite us out to dinner periodically, now THAT would be the best Christmas
And you know what? THAT'S going to be his present--a commitment--to show my love for my family, just "be with" my son and his wife.
ALSO I want to mention here, that my daughter is coming to visit US today, early afternoon, and bring her Christmas love (and lots of COOKIES!) into our home. Ain't that neat? As you might well guess, this Christmas is being created for me what I'd certainly call a