“‘But I’m getting old, Mother,’ said the banker wistfully. ‘It’s not as if I could begin all over again.’
‘So am I,’ said Mother cheerfully, ‘But Chris is young, and an old head and a young head together are more than twice as good as just a young head making young mistakes….'”
~Grace Livingston Hill
The Patch of Blue
We’ve made a lot of mistakes, Lowell and I. We both have master’s degrees from the College of Hard Knocks. We’ve learned a lot. We’re still learning a lot about life, business, and how debt can suck the life out of you. ~grin~ The question is, can we truly communicate what we’ve learned to our children? Will they listen? Will they insist on getting their own degrees? Our Matthew is starting college in another week. Will he finish without debt? The first semester will be paid for with a grant. Thank you God! He’s working to get money together for a car. Will he be patient until he saves enough to get a starter car? Will he listen to the wisdom these gray hairs (and lost hair) have accumulated? I hope so; I pray so.
May God grant our children ears to listen and eyes to see and wisdom to discern that which is best in our lives and best for their lives. In Jesus’ name, I pray.