I overheard them talking about their fathers' ages. I am the oldest! Hope that doesn't embarrass him. At least they weren't talking about the mothers' ages. She's even older than me.
Since I can't spend this time with my son I've turned to watching people. Most everyone in here is a student. My mind wanders back to 30+ years ago.
Did I treat everyone the same?
Did I respect my parents, teachers, and friends' parents?
Was I a good influence in their lives?
Was I an ambassador for Christ in my school?
I can answer some of the questions "yes" but some "no."
What if I had been a better witness for Christ? What if I had made better decisions?
I can't go back and change things, but can I make a difference now? I'm trying even with those same folks. And I'm trying in my current environment.
And I'm trying to teach Riley to be a good influence and a difference-maker in these wonderful years of his life. I didn't do that for Jim and Caleb. I think that's an important part of fatherhood.