Yesterday the courts came and took 4 children with mental issues and transferred them to a home where they could handle this type of child(sexually active & abusive due to how they were treated by their parents). They also brought us 6 children and then today they brought us another 3 children.
An ancient Arabian wrote, “Hurry belong toe the evil one”. My father was not an Arabian but he would often say to me “The faster I go the behinder I get”. If I could change anything in my life one thing would be to SLOW DOWN. I seem to run from one fire to another as many of our staff members do. But I am getting older so hurry is not a positive for me.
Can I share with you some of the things I regret? I regret being impatient, anxious, worried, BUSY, tired and HURRIED. Oh, if I could worry less and hurry less I would be a happy man. I want to live the rest of my life being more generous, more patient, kinder, more productive, more organized and more joyful.
Over the next few days I want to share with you about my dream to be “just a grandpa” to the children at Casa and be surrounded by staff and children we have raised who can manage Casa as I have dreamed and allow Dottie and me to just be grandparents.
I do not think, “retirement” is in my vocabulary but I believe that, “SLOW DOWN, WORRY LESS” could very well be my mantra for the remaining hers God will give me.