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The other day my grandpa – 90 years old – taught me that you don’t always need to know. 

I had a reason to see if he knew of there being a Barb in our family.  In less than a minute, he rattled off where in our family line Barb resided. 

He never even asked why I wanted to know!  I’m not quite sure if he didn’t ask because he didn’t care, or because he assumed if he should know, I would have offered it in exchange for the answer.

But it never seemed to pique his interest! 

Of course by the time I got home, I had already forgot that Barb was his nephew’s wife.  So, I called him and asked again.  And he simply answered the question.  Again, no inquisitive questions, despite it being the SECOND time I asked him.

For as much as it would have drove me nuts to not know why if the roles were reversed, I found it interesting that he didn’t even seem to care!  And it made me reflect. 

Perhaps NOT knowing all the nitty gritty details – the why’s, the how’s, the what’s, the when’s, the where’s – is best! 

But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in Him.

Jeremiah 17:7 NIV

Here’s to leaving some of my questions unasked!  Let’s see how I do…