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Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.

Remy of Ratatouille

Remy of Ratatouille

“The only thing predictable about life is its unpredictability.” – Remy, Ratatouille

Life has many teachers.

My daddy is reading a book about WC. Wash closets. Nope. Not really. I mean he is really reading a book, it’s just not about wash closets. It’s about Winston’s church on the hill (Ed. Winston Churchill.)

Winston Churchill said, “The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.”

He also said, “I like to learn. Though I don’t always like to be taught.”

Point is that we can learn lessons from all sorts of people even we don’t want to sometimes.

Remy is my teacher today.

Remy is telling me that life is uncertain. Nobody can be sure how things will turn out. And most certainly things don’t always go according to plan.

One thing we can be sure of is that there is nothing we can be sure of.

One thing that is always constant is that there is never anything that is always constant.

I think my daddy would disagree … at least on one point.

There is something that we can predict, that can remain constant, that we can be sure of.

We can always be counted on to tell the truth, to be faithful, to be dependable.

Indeed we might not know what is around the corner. But we can know who we are going to be no matter what is around the corner.

Do you agree?

Remy, is that you that is holding Stephanie’s house hostage?

Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.


Bill Belew

Professional Blogger, social media marketer, professor of marketing, Christian and dad.

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