Thursday, October 2, 2008

Autumn Is Here - Get R Done!

Fallleaves20050922093049I just received my weekly Familyman Weekly email. This one stirred me and woke me up to the fact that my time with boys and together as a family is so precious. I'm going to take the next few weekends and make the most of the family time we have together! Dad's, read and enjoy and pass it on...

It’s a chilly morning here in Northern, IN. Just the way Hoosiers like it. The tractors are in the field, the leaves are just beginning to change, sweatshirts are out of storage, and the apple cider is flowing. Ahhh---there’s nothing better than autumn in Indiana.

There’s just something about fall that feels ‘familyish.’ Fathers pile up leaves and kids jump in them, marshmallows are roasted over campfires, and tractors pull giggling children on hayrides.

Maybe it’s the change in temperature or the fact that it gets darker earlier that drives families inside to light candles and snuggle under blankets. Whatever it is, autumn is one of God’s greatest gifts to dads and their families.

BUT it goes fast.

A couple of weekends and it’s gone.

So, Dad, if you’re planning to have a campfire, get it done. If you’re planning to pick pumpkins at a pumpkin patch, get it done. If you see your children raking leaves into a pile, show them how a pro does it. If your wife wants to go to a fall festival, go. If you’re thinking it would be fun to take a hike in a park, do it.

Autumn is here, but it won’t last long.

Get ‘R done!

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