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The Big Circle

September 24, 2012

By R.W. Hampton

Baby Lincoln

Yesterday was an unusual day.  My two youngest boys and I made a big circle over into the Texas Panhandle to meet my daughter-in-law and the newest Hampton. As I held the tiny bundle of life I was filled with the same awe and wonder that I had when I first held his father.  Too soon it was time to say goodbye.

We then traveled another 45 minutes south to visit a dear lady that I’ve known all my adult life.  A glorious Christian woman who will soon be “winging” her way to that vast range that we can only see with our eyes of faith but we hold close to our hearts.  She’s ready too; as she has a son she hasn’t seen in 40 something years that she’s looking forward to spending eternity with.

It was quiet as we drove away when Calvin summed it up best with reverence in his voice, “Wow Dad, today we have seen the start of a life and the end of a life.”

Amen, Calvin. Amen.  At eleven years old I think he gets it.

3 Responses

  1. Cory Johnson says:

    sounds like you are raising them in the Lord. Thanks for the story.

  2. Will Merritt says:

    Yeah, I agree…sounds like he “got it.” You don’t get that kind of insight from the food court in the mall!

  3. Barbara says:

    A boy! No surprise but a wonderful happy occasion. All the best to Grandparents, Greatgrandparents and most of all, the Mom and Dad. Post when he starts singing.

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