Okay, so my boys are learning to drive.
Actually, we’ve been at it a while now. But yesterday, while one of them was driving and I was sitting in the passenger seat, I thought for the first time “Geesh, why do I have to live in this time period where it is dangerous to even let them leave the house alone?”
Then, I heard a voice in the car, and no, it was not from the kid in the backseat – “life has always been dangerous. Two hundred and seventy years ago you would have been sending them off to do militia duty, probably in a blockhouse, with who knew how many Indians in the forest around them. Would that be any better?”
Admittedly, no it would not.
I guess all we can hope for as parents is to teach them to take care of themselves, wait for the brain cells on boys to develop enough they eventually operate with at least a small bit of common sense, and to pray the Lord keeps them safe.
When Breaking Promises opens, David Cayle has done a tour of militia duty, serving under General Forbes in his quest to wrest control of present-day Pittsburgh from the French. Amon Cayle, his father, as you can imagine, was not happy with his