Saturday, November 8, 2008
Wisdom at Waffle House
I met a man last weekend who gave me some unsolicited advice but I haven't been able to shake it.
He was a working man in blue coveralls with his name embroidered on the pocket. He was an older, local fellow with some teeth missing and askew. He noticed me waiting for a table and stopped to comment on my children. He mentioned that he had raised 3 girls in his lifetime. And then proceeded to give me some advice. I leave you with his own words as best as I can remember them:
"People say raising girls is harder than boys, but I say it's easy. You just gotta be right there for them when they need Daddy. When I'm at work and I get a call from home, I just close up my tool box and head on home. My friends ask me, 'Don't you have a job?' but I tell'em my wife has 3 kids to raise and she can't do it alone."
I've reflected on his words all week and they strike a chord within me. You can find morsels of wisdom anywhere you go.