Double-Bouncing My Boy

I was playing with my little guy on the trampoline, after a rousing game of football toss.

We “double bounce,” which means that when I come down on the tramp, he uses the momentum of my weight coming up to bounce on a tighter tramp – coupled with its upward force from my bounce.

The result? He shoots straight up, far higher than he could on his own!

I said, “Ben, I want to double-bounce you in life.” He said, “Huh?” I said, “You know, I want my work of bouncing to join your work of bouncing, and to launch you higher than I’ve ever gone.”

He said, “I get it, Dad. Maybe I’ll live past 100 ’cause you double-bounced me!” “Maybe, Ben,” I said. “But I expect the bigger bounce will be in the way you touch the world, change the world and stun the world with the love of God.”

“Yep,” he said. “I’ll do that.”