Yes indeed, I'm happy to have 3 of my 4 boys in the same state, all three within a 3 hour drive. So we can have these serendipitous visits. And the son from San Jose, being ridiculously far away, is faithful to call once a week, which I appreciate so much. Ah we love our kids, don't we?
On another serendipitous note, I was pleasantly surprised at the results of the Boy Scouts of America's vote to include gay kids in their organization. A positive and healthy step not only for the LGBT people of our country, especially gay kids, but for us straight folks too -- those of us who strive to love others as ourselves.
It was a bold move for my cousin to post this along with these words. "Thank you Boy Scouts of America! To me, this is the right decision for the betterment of our youth. I know that many of my friends may disagree with this decision, but to me, it is the right one."
A bold move for him. A brave move for me, because I, too, know that many of my friends disagree. I will no doubt be told the error of my ways, but if I'm going to err, I choose to err on the side of love.
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”