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....