Mike Cope's blog

Saturday, October 25, 2003

It's a day of homecoming around here, with people our age pouring into Abilene for the 25th reunion. But for us . . . it's a day of soccer. It's a great sport which has the power to own a family's schedule! Another quote from Albom's THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN: "All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prints of its handlers. Some parents smudge, others crack, a few shatter childhoods completely into jagged little pieces, beyond repair." In the book you'll find that isn't the final word, though. There is a word more powerful than "damage." Here's a hint: It begins with F-O-R-G-I . . . .

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