One More Day

Blog 2674 – 02.23.2023

One More Day

“Whatsoever my hands find to do this day I shall do with my whole heart finding purpose in the most menial and repetitive of tasks.” It is important especially for retired people to stay busy, to find something to do that gives life a sense of purpose. I long to travel, see new places, meet new people, and hear their stories. My current circumstances have put my travel plans on hold.

Still I am glad and grateful for every day nonetheless and look forward to the challenges each new day brings. A month or so ago our son shared some wonderful news, but then asked my wife and I to keep it to ourselves for awhile as he and his wife wanted to wait awhile before letting everyone know. I am terrible at keeping secrets but vowed to keep this one. Jonathan is a much better secret keeper and a more skilled texter than I am too. Last Friday evening he texted three brief and exciting words, “It’s a girl.”

In approximately six months my wife Linda and I are going to be grandparents for the very first time. We have waited patiently if rather anxiously since Jonathan and Lauren were married a year and a half ago and especially this first trimester of their pregnancy to share this good news with the world and all of our friends and family.

A baby granddaughter is a pretty good reason to hope, to plan, and to pray for one more day. One of my dearest friends got her first granddaughter on my son’s thirtieth birthday day, April 3rd almost three years ago and Amelia is the delight of her life. Another dear friend who passed last August doted on her grandchildren and said she knew that I would too. I always assumed that I would be a traveling grandpa who rarely saw his grandchildren but endeavored to make each visit a special one. I still plan to do that.

Jonathan and Lauren will both be thirty-three when their little princess arrives. Linda and I will be seventy-two, almost seventy-three. That is a long time to wait, but plenty of time to dream. Little One, we have stored up so much love for you and can hardly wait to share it with you.

Your friend and fellow traveler,

Grandpa in waiting,

David White

One More Day

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