Isn’t it fulfilling to observe the growth in those you love?

Henry & Bill Reconnection 12.30.14

“I want to grow. I want to be better. You Grow. We all grow. We’re made to grow. You either evolve or you disappear.” 

~ Tupac  Shakur

Growth  groth / noun

1. The process of growing,  A stage in the process of growing,  Full development: MATURITY.

 

“Hey Mr. Roddy, I’ll be in town next week for a few days and would love to meet with you.  I have lots of great news to share.” ~ H.S.

I’ve had many topics of discussion that encompass manhood development with the young men I’ve mentored.  When they update me on their lives and the growth they’ve experienced over the years I reminisce over the conversations we had.

“Mr. Roddy,  thanks for meeting with me.  I just want to let you know that I’married.  I am living out of state now, working and my spouse and I have big plans for our lives.

“I want to let you know that I learned so much from Mrs. Roddy and you.  I’ve applied much of what I observed from you as an adult man.”

Being part of young mens’ growth, maturity, and transition into manhood is fulfilling.  Hearing about their marriages is special to me.  As a married man I know the value my wife has added to my life. To know that just by observing me, they have a good platform in which to start their journey together as a committed couple.

 

Doesn’t it give us confidence to know that those we love and mentor are truly watching and are influenced by our behavior?

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