This photo is my son, Cory, and his friends at a recent Young Life Camp. He’s the tall, dark, and handsome one of the left. This is the kid who gives me a peck on the cheek or a hug at least a dozen times a day. The kid who has climbed to the top of any tree he comes across since he was two years old. The kid who still gets together with friends to play board games like Risk and Monopoly. The kid who I’ve written about a lot for the mere fact that I had him out of wedlock when I was seventeen.
Real life is taking all the challenges of having kids and raising them and using them for REALLY good writing material. It’s also knowing when to turn off the computer and spend time with those who matter most. Because some day they get big like this guy and head off to camp for a week, and you REALLY realize what matters most.