It’s been a wild past 24 hours. All sorts of mayhem, trials and tribulations as I face a major public address and as my husband heads away for a couple of days with a great young guy that he’s mentoring.
I don’t even know if mentoring is the proper term. These days, young adults have so much to offer, it’s definitely not just a one-way process. But he’s like a son to us, in his mid-20s, an only child, parents split up… and I think they’ve done a super job with him. He’s got his head on his shoulders which is sometimes unusual in this day and age.
Being heard in an increasingly-louder world.
Being exposed to new ideas and ways of thinking and experiences that you would not normally encounter on your own. I showed the kids where their father was with our family friend, tuning into a conference they were attending. And there, on live stream, everyone screamed, “There’s Papa!!!” In a setting of thousands, we saw the two of them prominently featured and had to laugh as I was simultaneously texting them.
“We see you….”
That may be another aspect of being mentored: being seen for who you are and who you will become.
Powerful stuff. I highly recommend it.
—————Tags: being exposed to new things, hearing and seeing others, intentional mentoring, raising the next generation, tossing around ideas