April 20, 2008

What would you fight for?

Filed under: A life worth living,Cool stuff,Observations — sbj @ 3:20 am

About eight years ago my family and I were hanging out at my parents house playing a game. I do not remember the name of the game, and it does not really matter because we were not playing it correctly. Our method involved reading the questions from the game and then taking turns answering them out loud to the group. Eventually the following question was posed:

If you were in the middle of an ugly contentious divorce, what one thing would you fight for until the bitter end.

I wish I could write something to improve on this story, something to add some depth or meaning. However, the truth be known, my grandfather told it best, with his simple two word answer, the first time around… “My wife”.

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  1. Hi Soren – I love your answer. I was watching the John Adams HBO miniseries and thinking I felt about my husband the same way Adams felt about his wife – my most trusted advisor and my very best friend.

    Comment by Toddie Downs — April 22, 2008 @ 12:00 am

  2. What a beautiful answer!

    Comment by Kat — November 15, 2008 @ 5:31 pm

  3. A truly amazing answer from a truly amazing soul.

    We should have more people like Farfar in the world.

    Comment by zengoddessjen — November 15, 2008 @ 5:42 pm

  4. Oh Wow. Nicely said by your FarFar! :) I know you’ll miss him greatly hon. (hug)

    Comment by NotAMeanGirl — November 15, 2008 @ 6:52 pm

  5. This is the Farfar story that has been most prevalent in my mind this week. It truly speaks of the kind of person your grandfather was, and made me realize that *everyone* needs someone like him in their lives!

    Comment by Devyl — November 16, 2008 @ 5:38 am

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