Scratch #9 off my son’s bucket list.

  • I have one chance at this thing called life.
  • I have one family to love.
  • God has blessed me with one son.

Several weeks ago my son, Joelan, shared with me about a project he had at school.  He had to write down a bucket list of things he wanted do to before he turned 30 years old.  I asked him to share with me some of the items on his bucket list.  One of them was the see CP3 (Chris Paul) and Blake Griffen play live.  If you do not know, these are NBA superstars who play for the Los Angeles Clippers.  So I looked up the Atlanta Hawks schedule and guess when the LA Clippers played at Phillips Arena?  They were coming to town on April 24th, which happened to be Joelan’s 15th birthday.  So, any guess where this dad was last night with his only son?

Our kids are only with us for a short period of time.  Before you know it, they will be off to college, getting married, and starting a family of their own (hopefully in that order.)  Hey, we only have one life to live.  Let’s invest our time, money and energy in the things that are most important to us.

What are you stressing about right now that is really no big deal?  Seriously.  When you are 70 (you may already be 70?), will you even remember what you are worrying about?  I’m pretty sure when Joelan’s 70, he will be telling his grandkids about the time his Gramps and Dad took him to see CP3, Blake Griffen and the Clippers play the Hawks in Atlanta.  And my great grandkids will ask, “Who is CP3 and Blake Griffen?”

God is good!  Enjoy the ride.

Categories: Family, Sports

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