March 3, 2005 by Isaac Hovet
I have often heard this phrase, but it never sticks with me for long. Most of the time I relect on the phrase for 5-10 secs, nod my head in agreement, but don’t allow it to shape my future, my goals or direction. Today, however, I am turning a new page. You see this week I am now the father of 2, and not just one. I have a girl who will be 3 in June and, as of February 28, a boy. For those of us who have kids, we know the immediate change that is impressed upon us. We get less sleep, more responsibility and way less freedom. However, it is the worldview change that I am focusing on today. It isn’t as crazy as it was with my first, but I still am reeling with the new responsibility and new direction that I am no longer in control of. I will leave a legacy with one who will someday be a man. That is certain. What that legacy looks like, is uncertain. That is why today, the first day of the rest of my life, I am focusing on who my son (and daughter) will say that I was.