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Daddy Makes Hard Decisions

Yesterday, several good friends and I were sitting in the office of a neurosurgeon,

We listened to him as he explained why he left a thriving practice in a large metropolis to come to a much smaller hospital in our area of the country. He said it was all because of a letter he received.

You see, he had been so busy with his job, he told us that he literally had not seen his little girl in three weeks. Then one night when he came home from work, there was a letter by his bed from his eleven-year-old daughter. It was a letter in which this little girl told her daddy that she missed him and wanted more of his time. She acknowledged to her daddy that he had an important job, but she said, "Daddy, doing the 'right' thing is sometimes the 'hard' to do."

It was at this point that this successful neurosurgeon decided lit wanted to be a father first. So he left his practice and moved his family to South Central Kentucky.

I can't help but be touched by this doctor's story. Before me was a man who knew that there are things in life that are more important than fame, ego, work, and money.

One doesn't have to be a brain surgeon to identify proper values and priorities in life. Sometimes, an eleven-year-old girl who misses tier daddy can discern those things.

Have you discerned these same truths?

—Steve Higginbotham

"Redeeming the time, because the days are evil" —Ephesians 5:16