He laid bricks…

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Time Capsule.”

There are a significant times in the life when you feel the favor of God. Sometimes we have to search high and low in hope that the day will come.  Other times surprisingly favor falls right into your lap. These are the times in life when you wish favor could be bottled in a time capsule safe for eternity. The transitions in life are awesome. Your first job, new boss, relationships, friendships, college, graduation, marriage your first kick in the teeth or betrayal. These transitions are what makes life complete. These challenges are the most stressful yet make the best memories.

FullSizeRender (9)It is these memories that become the mortar, the foundation of our experiences and knowledge which defines life’s meaning.

My memories of this week will be with me a very longtime. Watching friends at work struggle through transitions, Diane struggling with her feelings of our son becoming a man and my families struggle with health all seem to make my point. In order to get to the other side from bad to good, we have to believe in what is possible.

Today our son pushed through to the other side of life.  He received notice of his acceptance to the University where he will study his passion, computer science. While I had no doubt in this fine young man, we do not always get to choose our journey.

Today he laid his first bricks, the mortar, the foundation on his quest for knowledge.

Today, like most days of fatherhood, I am excited to watch our fine young man begin his journey. He is amazing and about to have an awesome adventure because of who he has become.

A smart, funny, talented, and hard-working guy, we are proud to call our son.



  1. You know John, sometimes I just skip reading some of the blogs that come my way, but this one was a happy reminder of love, of hopes, of time passing. Bless you and your family as you transition once again.


Your thoughts are important to me, leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s