Eugene Cho

how fast time flies…

The phrase:

How fast time flies….

has been on my lips, heart, and soul in this season of my life. Call it my mid-life “reflection” as I approach the big 40 in October.

How do I know I’m aging?

Well, I’m reminded every day as I see my kids and trust me if you don’t have children…they grow up so quickly.

My youngest child turned 7 years old yesterday. He’s now in 2nd grade, and my two daughters are turning 10 and 12 later this year. Not that long ago, Minhee and I were playing with our baby boy:

Happy Birthday to my son. He is such a treasure and delight and I am so proud to be his father. As I guide, love, and shepherd my son…I also can’t wait to see what awaits him over his life.

And if you want a great laugh, read this story about my son asking my wife to marry her. It still cracks me up.

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7 Responses

  1. Jason says:

    My two daughters are 6.5 and 20 months but I do know already what you mean in this post. Got to just enjoy each moment with them and invest NOW.

  2. jchenwa says:

    Happy Birthday to your son!

  3. georgesong says:

    happy bday to that rascal… the force runs strong in that one!

  4. David says:

    It’s a beautiful day to be born. He made a good choice!

  5. stacy says:

    got a little teary-eyed seeing the pics and video…never thought I would be old enough to say I’ve watched someone grow up since birth before I met your kids. truly a blessing…love, love, love them!!

    • Eugene Cho says:

      stacy: i remember you and gordon visiting us at the hospital and praying for jedi. wow.

      and now, you have a kid and another one coming…

      thank gordon again for the basketball hoop from the video.

      we love you guys.

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