What Life has Taught Me

When I was young, my mom regularly told me to pray for wisdom. When I left home for the first time, every letter she sent me closed with this line, “And, don’t forget to pray for wisdom – Love Mom.” She’s a wise woman and she knew that true wisdom never stops learning. As I have aged, I’ve learned wisdom does come from God (James 1:5), and it also come from life. Experience is a great teacher and true wisdom arises from vulnerability. Here are a few things I learned about life after looking back…

  • I learned that when you wave at people, they’ll wave back. (Age 6)
  • I learned that my Mom and Dad are the smartest people in the world. (Age 7)
  • I learned you can’t lie about shooting your brother with a slingshot and get away with it. (Age 9)
  • I learned when you shoot a bb-gun in the house, mom will always find out. (Age 11)
  • I learned that just when I got my room the way I like it, my Mom made me clean it up. (Age 12)
  • I learned that my Mom and Dad weren’t as smart as I thought they were. (Age 14)
  • I learned rolling a tired off the roof of the house was fun until it knocked the neighbors fence down. (Age 15)
  • I learned that my Mom and Dad don’t have a clue about life. (Age 16)
  • I learned that I was secretly glad that my parents were hard on me. (Age 17)
  • I learned that my Mom and Dad need me if they are to actually survive in this world. (Age 18)
  • I learned that my Mom and Dad may be smarter than I’ve given them credit for these last few years. (Age 20)
  • I learned that once again my Mom and Dad are the smartest people in the world. (Age 21)
  • I learned that a sweet little brown haired, brown eyed girl named Lea can rock my world. (Age 22)
  • I learned that having kids is cool and a lot of work … all at the same time. (Age 24)
  • I learned that people are interested in learning about a God when I tell them how much He loves them. (Age 25)
  • I learned that wherever I go, the world’s worst drivers have followed me there. (Age 26)
  • I learned that my dad is incredibly wise and should be sought for advice in every big decision that comes. (Age 27)
  • I learned that playing catch in the backyard with my sons is one of life’s greatest pleasures. (Age 29)
  • I learned that you can tell a lot about a man’s true character by the way he handles these three things: tangled Christmas lights, a bad call at his kid’s athletic event and how he talks about his wife when she’s not around. (Age 33)
  • I learned that making a living and making a life are two different things. (Age 35)
  • I learned that sometimes life gives you a second chance when cancer comes. (Age 37)
  • I learned the value of sharing a touch and that everyday you should hold some one’s hand, share a hug or a friendly pat on the back. (Age 39)
  • I’ve learned that a sweet little brown haired, brown eyed girl named Lea still rocks my world. (Age 40)
  • I learned that raising my boys is a challenge, but it’s also one of the greatest pleasures in the world. (Age 42)
  • I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn. (Today)

What are some things you’ve learned as you’ve experienced life?

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I am a Christian husband and father, who moonlights as the minister for the church of Christ in Childress, Texas. My wife Lea and I have been married for 25 years. We are doing our best to raise our 4 boys, who are all growing up way too fast. Trey Morgan tagged this post with: , , Read 1182 articles by
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  1. Glenna Garcia says:

    I learned many years ago that my mother was the smartest Bible scholar i knew and I sure wish she was here to give me advice. Even at my age I still need my momma.

  2. Greg England says:

    I’m learning that falling in love and staying in love are things I can never take for granted.

  3. NB says:

    What appears to be the end may really be a new beginning.

  4. vanilla says:

    I’ve learned that no matter how knowledgable or how competent I may be, I cannot do it alone.

  5. Stachia says:

    I have learned that no matter how bad things are or how bad the day has been that there is a joy to be found somewhere in the situation.

  6. Beth Gage says:

    I’ve learned that when God gives you a child it’s a great and wonderful gift , but I’ve also learned that when you have to return that child to God its becomes one of the hardest things in the world to do.

  7. Bo says:

    I have learned that sharing your burdens with brothers and sisters in Christ is a tremendous blessing.

  8. Doug Young says:

    I am way behind in my reading of your blog, but I believe this to be my favorite of all Trey Morgan posts.

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Trey Morgan Here are my thoughts about marriage, family, raising children, humor, faith and the life God intended for us all. I am a Christian husband and father, who moonlights as the minister for the church of Christ in Childress, Texas. My wife Lea and I have been married for 25 years. We are doing our best to raise our 4 boys, who are all growing up way too fast.

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