"What Scott’s Into" as recorded by his wife, Liz.
On many blogs that I read, every so often the blogger will have a “What I’m Into” post. These posts usually highlight fun books the blogger is reading, new products the blogger is (plugging) enjoying, and there’s the requisite philosophically trite thing like rainbows or sunsets to make us think the blogger is cognizant of the esoteric spirit-world or something like that.
So, when Scott started (whining) lamenting about not having an idea for a blog post, I suggested a “What I’m Into” post. Of course he pooh-poohed it, but couldn’t think of anything better, so I asked him to plug in his dead laptop and I told him that I would write one for him.
(This is Scott, I read the "guest" blog my wife wrote and decided that I would add a few comments where they were needed. First of all, I'm reading "Hood" by Stephen Lawhead. I'm also reading Marvel Epic Collection of Thor.)
(Scott again - I was watching Daredevil on Netflix and, since I completed that, I'm watching Luke Cage now. I'm also watching Colony with Liz.)
(It's me again. When she asked the question, I gave a sarcastic answer. Apparently, she didn't pick up on it. Still not sure what she was asking, and I was too lazy last night (I'm writing it this morning) to ask her to clarify.)
Well, I tried my best to make Scott’s blog like the blogs that I read… Did I succeed? Only you can decide. Regardless, he can’t (whine) lament about not having a blog to publish tomorrow morning (that would be today, if you are reading it). Sometimes a wife has to take things into her own hands.
What sort of legacy am I going to leave to my children? What is it that they will take from me after knowing me as their father?
I’m not sure if other people think about this often, but I can say that these questions have visited me over the years. Especially, as I grow older and see my children do the same. You see, my wife and I have sacrificed a lot over the years for what we thought was best for our children and family.
You see, the legacy I want to leave my children is that you must sacrifice much for the ones you love. That is what I want them to realize. That is what I want them to learn. It is not about my dreams or desires. I should be last in this family, not first. That is what a leader does. He makes sure the needs of the ones around him are met before his. We live in a “take-care-of-yourself-first” society. That, however, is not what I want my legacy to be. I want my children and wife to know that I tried to take care of them first (though I wasn’t often successful.) Because in the end, if you can’t sacrifice, you can’t love.
Scott Keen is the author of three young adult fantasy novels, Scar of the Downers, Rise of the Branded, and War of the Downer King.