My stepson Chris, enjoying his 24th birthday celebration at Meemaw's...
Just for his benefit, and because I think its my obligation as a parent to utilize any available opportunity to share a life lesson, I asked everyone in attendance--one by one--what they were doing when they were 24 years old.
The young man rolled his eyes, chuckled a time or two, but listened.
I'm hoping that somewhere down the line he will remember what his father or grandfather had to say. I'm also hoping he can learn from our mistakes as well as our successes.