this month, i unlock level 47.
i didn’t do much to achieve this.
i didn’t run a marathon.
defeat an ogre.
jump through a maze.
rescue a princess.
capture enough gold coins.
stop an alien invasion.
i merely lived. i didn’t die.
i hope that continues for awhile.
i’m in the middle of a great story, and i can’t wait to see how it turns out.
i want to know if i’ll ever lose that extra 40 pounds i’ve put on. or if if i’ll ever start exercising. (those two are related, i know.)
i want to see my oldest go through college. grow in his faith. start a career. find love. marry. become a dad.
i want to see my twin boys continue to grow in their faith and in their identities, discovering who God made them to be—and get through high school.
i want to see if my wife and i survive teaching them to drive over this next year.
i want to see Superman vs Batman, Captain America: Civil War and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
i want to feel alive again spiritually. i’ve been pretty numb for awhile.
i want to find different ways to connect with jennifer. this past year, we both discovered our love of the shows The Flash and Zoo.
and there are all kinds of new things that i don’t even yet know yet that i want to happen.
so here’s to level 47. and maybe a gold coin or two.
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