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    Sunday, June 10, 2007

    Shepard of Boys

    By Robert W. Oakley

    -----A Design, a master design, created for us rather than by us; design and destiny, roads and gates, doors and passages—all chosen by us but put in front of us sometimes rather than sought by us: truly life is a complicated thing; however, I wouldn’t trade the honor, nay, the privileged of shepherding four wild, ambitious, talkative, and curious boys for anything other than my very own incredible three and soon to be four brothers and one precious, beautiful sister.
    -----Now, at this point, one would like to make the assumption that I am out of my mind; surely I say unto you I am far from mad. . . . Okay, maybe a little mad about HAVING A BLAST WITH FOUR LITTLE MONKYES! I can tell you right now there is nothing wrong with my circuitry, which should tell you I know what I am doing. One might ask as well, “Why on earth would you accept such terms and on only six bucks an hour?”

    -----“Why wouldn’t I?” would be my only response.

    -----It really isn’t about money or keeping my sanity: it is my “want to” and I want to influence those who surround me like a shining star glowing with the intensity of Christ, burning with the Holy Spirit, and shedding the warmth of the Father’s great love and truth. Mixed and matched personalities is what makes every family very unique; however, very understandable when coming from a diverse history of being the eldest of brothers, so, as you can see, I am very well equipped for what is to come.
    -----Yes, there are four of them! Shall I name them off one by one? Alexander (five years old, full of life and knowledgeable of a great many things), Demetrious (four years old and very talkative), Maximus (Two years old and speaks his own language which I shall have to decipher with great diligence, but luckily I have two good linguists), and finally Nicholas (8 months old. . . . You heard correctly but I have some very unique and uncommon experience for this age). They are all everything I’d ever expect them to be and much, much more; I have every impulse to take in every moment although stressful at times, I have no doubt in my mind we will be the best of friends.
    -----God designed all of us very well and very thoroughly: God designed me to be a Shepard—a Shepard of boys—and I am very proud of that indeed. I get a real thrill when little children look up to me not just physically but spiritually: it gives me great sense of reward and ambition, ambition for leadership, counseling, teaching, and most importantly fathering. I look very much forward to having children of my own some day, and I hope that I will be able to leave a spiritual estate with them and their children that will last for centuries or even. . . forever! Amen.

    9 comments:

    said...

    That was really deep. But pretty SWEET!

    BTW you really run the 60yrd dash in 6.3 secs!!!!! Thats CRAZY!!! How fast did you run to first? like 3.15 secs? Thats Absolutely NUTS!!! do you realize thats faster than the fastest baserunner in the MLB right now!!!!! ITs insane!!!! You could bunt your way to a 500 avg. My goodness. You need to play for the Stangs next year.

    Rob W. Oakley said...

    THAT WOULD BE SO COOL!

    You know no one has ever done that kind of math for me!

    I never new I was THAT fast!

    we'll just have to wait and see; i would love to play for the Stangs! ;)

    TTYL,

    ~Rob

    P.S

    I am glad you liked the paper :)

    Missyroo said...

    Very well written. I wish I could write. Oh well, can't be good at everything!

    ~MW~

    Rob W. Oakley said...

    You can most defiantly be a good writer: for it is written, "My tongue is the pen of a ready writer;" however, I was very fortunate to have a very wonderful teacher, Betty Cooke.

    She's in China now (very dangerous place you know) so I know that she would appreciate prayer, even from strangers.

    On the contrary, we are all brothers and sisters in Christ.

    ~Rob

    Kakiedoo said...

    Umm...this isn't on the subject but whats yer middle name? It starts with a W obviously but what is it?

    Just wondering,
    Kakiedoo

    Rob W. Oakley said...

    They Call me Wayne...

    Robert Wayne

    ~Robert Wayne Oakley

    Missyroo said...

    I just got 11460 on the frog game. Thats my all time high! :)

    ~MW~

    Rob W. Oakley said...

    YA!!!for Missy!!!

    KACKYDOODLE!WOOOHOOO!!!!! said...

    My highest is 8,450. I got to level 3. Best I have ever done!

    Kakiedoo