So I woke up in Phoenix this morning but there’s no baseball in sight, unless the Diamondbacks are home tonight. But I wouldn’t know that because I am not here for baseball, I’m here for my son, Chandler. He has found a technical school he wants to attend here that will certify him to work on motorcycles, by brand, and he is focusing on Kawasaki because in his opinion they are the fastest, and that’s what he wants: speed. He says he wants to eventually race these things, and I shudder when he talks about speeds on a motorcycle in excess of 250 mph. And that’s not in a video game; that’s on a racetrack.
But I’m not going to stand in his way, because he has a plan, and did I have a plan for my life at nineteen? No. So I am here to support him, with Marti, with whatever it takes. When he finishes this school, he will be able to work for any Kawasaki dealership in the country, and that would be worth the investment — to have a technical skill with which he could support a family. Marti is the one who has tracked with him the most so far on this journey, but I am the one on this trip, and I am catching up fast.
Chandler amazes me with his thoroughness. He already has a number of ducks in a row for this step in his life, and we are here to set up a few more. And this is all his doing; we can’t take any credit for this. If I sound like I’m proud of him, I am. He has been through a lot. Let’s face it, as parents we do the best that we can, but we don’t know what we’re doing half the time. Do we make mistakes? More than we even know. So when something good happens, we just step aside and marvel. Where did that come from? Certainly not from me.
Chandler is his own person. He’s got a dynamo built inside, bigger than a Kawasaki Ninja H2R — it’s called his will. He’s in charge of it. How that will works with God’s plan for him is a mystery, but it’s the same for all of us — two wills, and a destiny. Jesus said, “Nevertheless, not my will but Yours be done.” He threw His will on the will of the Father. If He did that, how can we expect to get anywhere by doing anything less?
A huge thanks to all of you who have prayed so faithfully for Chandler. He has overcome much. Please don’t stop praying.