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Dear Son

Do the math

Family trip to Glacier
Summer 2018 (1, 2, 3).

 

Add up:

The number of days we hugged after school before driving home.

The number of mornings i kissed your forehead then knelt to pray at the foot of your bed while you slept.

The number of dinners we said our Family prayer, the second half of which contains the meaning of life (peace in your soul, joy in your spirit, and love in your heart).

The number of hours we spent together.

The honesty, the behaving admirably, the self-control, the personal responsibility, the initiative, and the fun you observed and were taught.

The number of times i reminded you i’d die for you in a heartbeat.

The number of conversations we had in which i taught you about the interconnectedness of mind, body, spirit, money and hq.

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Dear Son

When you are literally the only one for the entire day

WPS
Teachers have a work day with no students.

 

WPS
Waiting for my next appointment with our Son’s English teacher.

 

Six parent-teacher conference meetings yesterday, a Friday.

None of the teachers had more than two parents request the opportunity. For several teachers, i was their only appointment.

i know if i was still at Disney and traveling like i used to, i’d have missed the opportunity as well.

All students had off to accommodate teacher accessibility by interested or concerned parents.

By the way, i was only interested, not concerned. It’s taken a year and a half to move from being concerned to being interestingly hopeful. Slow and steady wins the transformational race.

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Dear Son

Things our Son (15) said yesterday

Father and Son at High School
Last night.

 

Things our Son (15) said yesterday:

  • You know what, you sound like a goody two-shoes.
  • You’re always smiling.
  • No, you didn’t embarrass me.

Sometimes as busy professionals, the gems are right in front of us, but we are too busy to notice. Here’s to noticing yesterday.

 

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Simplicity

What’s You Biggest Dream?

Brain Power to Dream
Brain Power to Dream

It’s fun to dream big dreams, isn’t it?

We did this constantly as children, a little less often as adolescents, and even less as teenagers.

Well, maybe we dreamed more as teenagers, but mostly about  sex relationships.

But when did we stop dreaming about flying, or becoming an astronaut, artist, inventor, teacher, parent, Olympic athlete, President, CEO, farmer, race car driver, explorer, adventurer, writer, etc?

When?

When life started to get complicated.

When we can return to simplicity, our dreams will start to flourish again.

How do I know?  Because I’m writing this for you to read.

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Thankfulness

Thankful Midlife Parent

Are you a thankful midlife parent, or maybe thankful midlife grandparent? Gauran-dang-tee I am.

Most married couples think parenting is an entitlement.  Cheryl and I can tell you first hand it doesn’t work that way for all couples.

So, being a mid life Dad makes me thankful beyond any mortal effort to describe it.  Seriously.

But I’ll try.  Here goes.  This is simply a typical revelation, in the journey my son and I have each day. It’s something I’ve been sharing and teaching him with unwavering commitment.

“Once you learn to be honest, it is no longer something to fear. Once you don’t tell the truth, it becomes easier to do it again.”

Honesty builds trust.  Trust reinforces honesty.  And honesty becomes a habit. Simple, but not easy.