Well you know the rest. Perhaps we can play a type of Mad Libs and take this a step further and modernize for these times we presently live...
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of information, it was the selfie age, it was the epoch of disbelief, it was the epoch of ego, it was the season of modern armchair science knows no folly (or at least the science I subscribe to...). It was the season of darkness, long and contentious elections, it was the spring of hope, it was the impending long, dark winter. It was the season of plenty of time to argue on social media but absolutely no time to exercise, pray or call my family. We have so many reminders of grief and grievances and yet, we have so much to be thankful for.
Let's hope we find a way to remember that last part.
Personally, perhaps the hardest thing to wrap my head around is how these two are turning fourteen soon. Time speeds by no matter what melodrama unfolds in the news and how distracted we allow ourselves to become from what really matters, or how slow time feels in a grueling painful moment of sorrow or fear.
Today I am grateful for the honor of serving in the role as Dad to our growing, caring, smart and athletic twins. I pray that they continue to have hearts of gold and still remain tough enough to pursue what is right and that which exists within the best of their dreams.
Have a great day! -Tom