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“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!”

– 2 Corinthians 5:17

 

A good high school friend of mine encouraged me to start a forum on Facebook after I posted a sarcastic comment on why we only share the good things about our kids and ourselves on social media.

From that little recommendation birth was given to “Truth Be Told Tuesday.”

At first I thought I was going to share something funny, but after yesterday’s events in Boston I really don’t feel like it. So with that my “truth” for today is that I often worry my children will not be close to one another because of multiple marriages (4 moms and 6 children).

Someone mentioned yesterday that people look up to me because of the effort I put into raising the children in what can be a difficult and challenging situation. I appreciated the comment, but realized no one should look up to me, it’s my responsibility to care for my children. I’m their only father.

Their ages are 24, 23, 19, 9, 9, & 5… looks like lottery numbers. Two from my first marriage, one from my second marriage, one from a former girlfriend and two with my current wife, the one I will be with for the rest of my life.

So there you have it… the truth is I worry they won’t be close, and when they all get together everyone will act like visitors at a family reunion who just meet some cousin from Virginia for the first time.

So, what have I done to try to protect this from happening?

What I’ve done is I have assigned one older child to one of the younger children for life (Logan 24 to Addison 9 – Austin 23 to Ryan 9 – Bryce 19 to Reese 5) I’ve ask each one to take care of and to look after each one they’ve been assigned to for as long as they live. That, and having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, is all I want, and hope, they do and have.

That was my first “Truth Be Told” on Tuesday, April 16, 2013.  (tbtt . #1)

 

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Art by Angela Hardy . “Beat To A Different Drum”

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