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  • Andrew Mercer 10:00 pm on December 2, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: christianity, , family, kids   

    car shopping 

    I have spent the last couple of days looking for a car for my 17 year old. It brought back memories of my first car, a 1980 Toyota Corolla station wagon that I bought in late 1983 at a cost of $3,000. That was quite a bit back then and I wasn’t sure what we ‘d get in our budgeted range of $2,500 to $3,500.

    Lanos1Well, we got an awesome car, with a lot of thanks to some friends from our church who more than looked after us. So much so that my daughter and I feel blessed and humbled.

    What was fun was the joy I saw in my daughter’s eyes as she looked upon her new car (of which she will pay 50%), but also the feeling I had that we were giving to her something that she will treasure.

    It can’t be compared to what our Heavenly Father has given to us, but I can appreciate even more what He gave when He sent Jesus to earth for all of mankind. His love compelled Him to send Jesus, just as our love for our daughter compelled us to help her acquire her first car.

    With gifts comes responsibility, something my daughter will start to experience tomorrow when we take delivery of her car.

  • Andrew Mercer 10:54 am on November 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    what do i say? 

    Come next January, I will have been married for 25 years – from research, that is a Silver Wedding Anniversary. What that goes to show is that my wife is a very understanding, gracious  and generous person to have put up with me for so long without much complaining or attempting to remodel me too much.

    So last week when she mentioned that she didn’t really enjoy reading my posts about technology and stuff and that in future she would prefer more of the philosophical, what was I supposed to do?

    It is so obvious, that I am surprised that you are waiting for my response.

    Here’s my response – I’m writing a philosophical post.

    I just hope that your spouse loves you as mine does me.

  • Andrew Mercer 1:48 am on September 7, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    two great girls 

    There is something really cool seeing your kids grow up and become independent of you. Scary, but at the same time fulfilling as you se them develop as young adults. My two girls are awesome and I am very proud of them. They are a big part of the reason as to why I am a contented man.

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