Thursday, November 14, 2013

Echoing my Father

Hi boys. I missed you both today. I didn't get to spend any time with either of you. Not only was I at work, but I went to sit by my Dad / your Papaw's bedside in the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital. He was not well today, and will be in the hospital for a few days, but should be okay.

It was very meaningful to me to get to be with my Dad today. He was restless in bed, and drifted in and out of sleep. When he would wake, he would look at me and talk to me, and then go back to sleep. Awake and asleep, for the two hours that I was there. I talked to him when he was awake. Here are some of the things that he said.

- He said "Randy Lynn, look at you. What a man you have become!"

- He said "I love you, I love you, I love you, with all of my heart and soul."

- He sang "I love Jesus, and Jesus loves me."

- He said "May God bless you for your whole life.

- He said "What a gift it is to have children."

He said or sang all of those things to me in that short time today, and I was very moved. He is such a good man, and a caring man, and I love him very much.

And in the moments that he slept fitfully, my thoughts turned to you two boys. And I want to echo my father's thoughts:

What a gift it is to get to be your father, and to have the privilege of raising you.

May God bless you each for your whole life.

I want you to know that I love Jesus and, this I know, Jesus loves me.

I love you, I love you, I love you with all of my heart and soul - as I love my wife and your mother.

What men you are becoming. Let's finish the journey together of you becoming men in your own right.

What a blessing is this thing called life.

I am praying for you this week. Live life.