Putt-putt and the grandkids: “Naomi is champion of the world!!”

– Craig, Geoffrey, Naomi, Beks, David

 And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.

Philippians 4:8

So what happens if A) You enjoy July heat and want to be even more uncomfortable, B) You love mosquitoes and would be happy to be feasted on by more, and C) Your grandchildren want to play crazy silly games?

Of course, it’s a no-brainer. The only thing to do is to head into Raleigh and find the closest, hottest, most mosquito-ridden putt-putt course in the city.

But of course it was fun. Great fun. David and Beks are old enough to put a little “skill” into the game; Naomi is competitive enough that she was beyond excited when she bettered my score by one; Geoffrey hung to the front of his Daddy like a baby kangaroo; and I managed to land a hole-in-one or two to set into motion my gratuitous victory dance.

It’s all Good.

And who knows when we will all get to be together again? Hopefully before too long in Miami.

– Grandaddy with Beks

I love these children so much. All of them. Naomi, Craig, David, Beks, Geoffrey, Andrew, Alicia, Mr. T..

The bottom line here is that life is good. Watch this space for more. And pass these posts on to anyone you know who could use the encouragement. – DEREK

Family life photogrpahy The Grandaddy Letters travel photography

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Derek has published seven books in the past decade (you can find them at https://www.amazon.com/Derek-Maul/e/B001JS9WC4), and there’s always something new in the works.

Before becoming a full-time writer, Derek taught public school in Florida for eighteen years, including cutting-edge work with autistic children. He holds bachelor’s degrees in psychology and education from Stetson University and the University of West Florida.

Derek is active in teaching at his church: adult Sunday school, and a men’s Bible study/spiritual formation group. He enjoys the outdoors, traveling, photography, reading, cooking, playing guitar, and golf.

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