Wednesday, May 7, 2008

A wise son maketh a glad father ...

A wise son maketh a glad father ... Proverbs 15:20

For most of 1991 and early 1992, I worked in Tyler, Texas for the famous Christian Reconstructionist writer, Gary North. Gary once remarked to me that if a person had identified his true vocation (calling) by age 30, he was ahead of most people in our country.

I sometimes wonder what Gary would have to say about my son Eliot, who identified his vocation by age 3 !!

Eliot is about to turn 14, and plans to enroll in the College for Creative Studies in the Fall of 2012. God willing, he will study Industrial Design, probably focusing most of his efforts in the automotive arena. Here are some recent drawings Eliot has done.

He won an award at the 2008 Avanti Awards for this one:

Just yesterday, Eliot and I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Bill Jagenow, owner of Brothers Customs in Royal Oak. We spoke with Mr. Jagenow about the possibility of Eliot doing some apprentice work (Bill's shop builds Old Skool hot rods) for them this summer.

Seeing this young man of mine reach for and fulfil his dreams gives me a kind of joy and hope that very little else has been able to produce in me. My son has made me a glad father.

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