Of Futureman

Dateline: 25 April 2015

Children grow up fast. In May of 2012 I posted the above picture to this blog and introduced my six week old grandson.  I have given him the name of Futureman, because, Lord willing, he will grow up to be a man someday, and that is something to always keep in mind.

As I've stated here so often in the past, my Grandmother Kimball made all the difference in my life, especially with the circumstances of my parents divorcing when I was young. Thankfully, my children never had to deal with such a family situation. But Futureman is now growing up in a broken home, and I fear he may have a rougher time than I did.

My grandmother taught me an important lesson through her example. It is a lesson I will follow. And, in so doing, it occurs to me that my grandmother has inadvertently blessed a great, great, grandson she never knew. That's how life works, or, it is how life is supposed to work. 

After 6 weeks of not seeing Futureman, we are very happy to have him here with us again. He arrived today and will be with us for the next two weeks.

I can report that Futureman was all smiles and excitement when he got here. He ran into my arms, and when I picked him up he hugged me tight. Six weeks was too long for this grandson to be away from me.

Futureman's uncles and future aunts have stopped by to visit. There is an extended family here that loves him and cares about him. After awhile, he and I took a walk down into the creek behind our house. Futureman loves the creek and, in particular, throwing rocks and sticks into the water....


SharonR said...

I have tears in my eyes. I've prayed for this for you and Marlene.(sp?) I pray things will continue to improve and that Futureman will have life better than you first imagined when he moved away. After all, God is able to do above all that we ask or imagine. (not exact quote, maybe). Our lives do live long after we've gone. It's good that your grandmother's influence was just that good that it still carries on. Thanks for the update.

Gail said...

What a blessing that you are able to have him visit that long. May you continue to be the guiding light in his life.

Ken said...

Herrick, am really happy for you and your time with Futureman. I know how you feel grandchildren ;especially boys need "old school" guidance from us old guys in the world today especially May God guide us on this uor greatest responsibility All the best Ken

Herrick Kimball said...

That you, all.

Tucanae Services said...

Aaaah children. They are what life if really about.