Ok, so almost breaking glass…a little while ago my wife and I were wrestling around in the living room one night, and she jumped on my back. I knew this was a bad idea because she has balance issues (she won’t mind me saying that).
This started off playful, but it went down hill quickly. I ducked my head, and she began to fall, problem is she was falling directly over our glass top living room table. This was surely about to be tragic, but I reacted quickly and snatched her mid air away from the table, but she slammed her wrist hardcore.
What began as some playful wrestling ended in tears. Some of you may be thinking, “so, whats the point?” There is none, I just thought this was ridiculously funny. If you are married, move the furniture before you wrestle. Don’t want family time ending in tears.
I love family traditions…like when I was a kid, we went out to my grandmothers houses every Christmas and New Years, and everyone was there. It was a long standing tradition in my life right up until I left for college. I think family traditions build incredible memories, and a sense of ownership of something others may find insignificant, but holds great value to the family.
Last night we started what I hope will be a long standing tradition for the Crump family. We dragged our guest mattress into the living room, moved the table, and just watched movies and hung out. It was some great quality time with my girls, and I think it is building some great memories for us. Do you have any traditions in your family that you love?
Every time… every time I leave my daughter alone with friends, family, or my wife. some crazy picture comes out of it…
While I was trying to present the reality of Jesus last night, this
was going on at our friends house.
I am going to see my younger brother today, and it’s pretty exciting…he hasn’t really gotten to spend any time with Eden, and so it will be awesome.
It has definitely gotten harder since we both have careers now, and live on the exact opposite side of the country (He lives in Seattle). The last time we really spent any significant time together was during my wedding…in 2006.
The point is this…we have to be extraordinarily intentional about maintaining the closeness and intimacy of our relationship, because distance, time, and sheer business is working against us both. So we make sure we talk at least weekly, when he is not on cruise (that’s Navy talk for on a ship), and we make sure that we tap into each others lives when we do.
If you feel your relationships becoming less intimate with those who you have known the longest, or family, try some intentionality in how you communicate…it makes a world of difference.
I won this for my little girl today at “The Wood”…I know, I swore I would never go back after I “experienced” it the first time….but how could you turn down this face?
As a father I have many aspirations for my child…to be a woman of character…of depth…of deep spiritual conviction…I have so many hope and dreams, as I am sure many of you do.
So when things happen that I can not explain, I walk away quietly, hoping that they will not have a lasting impact.
With all that I aspire her to be, it seems my little girl has chosen the road of Gene Simmons, front man of Kiss…
This is what they do whenever I leave the house…is it wrong to laugh at your kids?
My boss, and Pastoris Awesomis Tom Sterbens has given us the day off to reflect, and be with family…For this I am most thankful
Today I am just hanging out with my girls, and it feels great, because I have not slowed down since I hit the ground from Cambodia
Time is so precious, and life so short, I want to create moments with my family, not just be together, because moments leave lasting impressions
So I am off to create a moment, hope you do the same…
So he is not so old…only 51, but still has me by a number of years…and he whooped my butt. We just went for a run, distance, and he whooped me bad…granted he was a track star…35 years ago.
Now, I’m by now means out of shape, but I have never been a big time distance runner, even when I was wrestling, and he just hurt me.
The bad part was the taunting…he would slow down just enough to give me hope, and then casually speed back up again. I don’t know if this was payback for taking his little girl away, but it was certainly focused torture.
Seriously, it was a great time, and the best part was just the bonding and continuing relationship with my Dad-in-law…he is a great guy, very genuine and full of wisdom.
I’ll kill him next time…
Today is my birthday…I am closing in on thirty and I must say that this forty becoming the new thirty, and thirty becoming the new twenty thing is not registering with me quite so well…where do the years go?
Anyway, looking forward to a great day with my family…hope I don’t fracture a hip…
The Wood…what can I say, you were full of magic and wonder…mystery and surprises…I will miss you.
My last day at The Wood,
was primarily spent here… rockin out at the “Dreamland Drive Inn”
I must admit, that although this is not my first choice of musical genre, it was quite entertaining, and the cast was really cool…
here I am getting a cameo…
Show business for me, I think not…
I have to say…for all of the hanging meat…southern gospel shows…and domesticated wild life, The Wood is a pretty cool place, and it’s alright with me…
Here’s to you Dolly