As our son Akira Kendall marks his 28th birthday, I realize:
(1) our son is a man, a loving husband, a great father. Our time as parents is complete.
(2) our granddaughter is no longer a baby who needs me to change her diapers. How fast babies grow up!
(3) Life is indeed impermanent but that is the way things are supposed to be. It is time for me to move on.
One of the ministers I most admire recently told me, with a smile, that “grandchildren and children are the best, for there is no greater proof of the reality of impermanence. Accept this truth and each moment of each day can be cherished truly for the gift it is.”