June 22

In the Hands of God



handsofgodI had an overall pretty good Father’s Day yesterday.

I woke up earlier than expected and Lily and I headed over to my folks’ house to bring Dad a couple of things for Father’s Day. We stayed over there for about an hour before heading home where the boys were now waiting for me.

When I got home, each boy presented me with a gift (really purchased by their mom). What’s funny is that three of the gifts I got I had owned in the past, but for some reason no longer did. I’d recently talked about some of them, and mentioned regret at no longer having them, so Jennifer and the boys got them for me…again.

From Tommy I got Paul Simon’s CD “Rhythm of the Saints.” I used to have this on cassette, but I think it melted in my car years ago, so I was glad to get a new copy of this.

From Ben I got “Watership Down,” which I stupidly sold about 18 years ago when I needed to pay rent in college and sold a bunch of books.

From Walt I got “Replay” by Ken Grimwood. I loaned out my last copy (which was actually my second copy. I’d sold my first at the same time I sold Watership Down.) and that second copy was never returned. So this is my third copy of this book.

And from Sam I got a custom drawing in a frame. It’s actually quite nice, and it was a bit of a surprise to see a drawing like this from him. He titled it, “In the Hands of God.”

The photograph doesn’t do it justice, but you can see Earth in God’s hands in the picture. And the beard rocks.

Thanks to Jennifer and the kids for the great Father’s Day!

About the author 


Greg is married to Jennifer. They've got five kids.

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