EP – 57 A Grandfather’s Strength

Our conversation with Dave Evans

This week’s conversation is with Dave Evans. Dave and I sit down to talk about his experience with being a grandfather. We talk a lot about his granddaughter Nyia and her challenges. During Nyia’s delivery, she went without oxygen for about 12 minutes resulting in Nyia having extensive brain and motor issues.

Nyia and her family are working with the great people at NAPA on an individual therapy plan to help Nyia learn to do as much for herself as possible. As you can imagine, Nyia relies on the therapists’ support and care, her loving parents, and her supportive grandparents.

Dave and I discuss his reaction to the news of what happened to Nyia during delivery and how he could be a valuable support to Nyia’s parents in the days and months after Nyia’s birth. We also talk about how Nyia is doing now and how Dave reads to Nyia, pushes her in the swing, and writes music with Nyia. Dave also shares how he has taken the following scripture to heart to describe what it is to be a grandfather.

“Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;” – Colossians 3:12

Join us for this touching conversation about how grandfathers can play an important part in supporting the family through tough times. You will also want to hear how Nyia is growing stronger and doing many more activities with the help of Dave, Nyia’s family, and caregivers.

At the end of our conversation, you will get a chuckle out of the story that Dave provides about his grandfather going the extra mile back in the 1960s by taking Dave to a rock and roll show.

Once you have listened and enjoyed the show, please share Dave’s story with someone who could use some inspiration about how important grandfathers are in strengthening the family. If you would like to get in touch with Dave, please shoot me an email at [email protected], and I will share your thoughts with Dave.

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Ep – 29 Root Beer Floats and Slush Funds

My Conversation with my old buddies Ted and Bob Reuss

Root beer floats and slush funds two valuable lessons that we learn about from Ted and Bob’s experience with their cool grandpa. In this episode, we learn about how Ted and Bob’s grandpa worked hard to connect with his grandsons.

The biggest takeaway from this conversation is how much my friends loved going to Malibu, CA., Oregon, Montana, and other places to spend time with their grandfather and have the adventure of a lifetime each year that they were together.

Their grandfather was open to just about anything and keep the rules simple:

  1. You had to respect
  2. You had to love
  3. You and to share

We learn from Ted and Bob’s grandpa that it is important to have a grandchild slush fund around for visits, fishing trips, and the occasional roadside ice cream binge.

You are going to enjoy listening to three buddies talk about old times, including a nickel poker game that almost ended up in my demise.

At the end of the day, we learn the important lesson that grandfathers have to make an effort to connect and nurture the relationship with the grandchildren. The secrete sauce, according to Bob, is to be relatable, be relevant and be passionate with your grandchildren.