I know I was going to write about what I’ve learned thus far from writing about Myth, Hope and Life. However, I want to first write about a spontaneous chance to go on a mini-quest and to re-connect with my daughter.
My wife was out tonight, and that left my daughter and I as free agents. Once our daughter returned home from a hang-out with friends, the adventure began. Well, an adventure for us, even if it does not look like a grand adventure here!
At 10 pm, we set out in search of ice cream, and eventually found a shop that was open and could help. Along the way, we played a mobile app called Akinator, which asks you to select a person – famous or not – and it asks a series of questions in an attempt to guess their name or connection to you, if personal.
Then, we went home and watched episodes of Modern Family till mid-night, and had a ball.
As you can imagine, when you have a teenager, they have very little time for their parents. At that age, it’s all about friends, school, and for us, drama!
But, tonight, we hung out, and laughed, and talked. The best night ever! A return to an old Friday-night ritual that we had lost for a couple years.
Sometimes the quest before us seems like just another day. However, those mini-quests can make all the difference, for the moments they deliver. I’m a grateful man tonight.