We lead by mentoring.
Infact, we can not really not mentor.
We are always showing them things.
And it's either a good picture,
or a not so good picture.
We are leading.
They are following.
We show the way in all we do.
We show them the beauty of getting up early
to experience the crisp morning fog together.
The patience of a dad with an impatient child
who was last to make a catch.
Someday it will be his turn to understand a frustrated young fisherman
and express kindness,
for he has been there.
Then doing it with them:
Then watching over their shoulder,
For someday, they will do it on their own.
A continual numbering of things I am thankful for
to remind me of God's graces in my life
fifty-six. grey skies.
fifty-seven. sandy shoes.
fifty-eight. brothers who will someday tell magnificent stories of ordinary days together.
fifty-nine. a husband who does his darndest to keep all the smelly fish-gut stuff away from his wimpy wife.
sixty. that i will soon get to see Our Girl and her Love.
sixty-one. friends olde and new who make me laugh.