My daughters, I write these words for your future selves, wanting to share some thoughts that have been forming for some time. It is a message I try to convey to you now, as well, as you grow into the people you will become. Words are not just words. Words have power. They are an act of will. They are… Read more →
To my daughters, All your life, I have strived to keep one quote in particular in my heart: The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice. This quote, by Peggy O’Mara, has been a guiding light for me. I have and will always strive to have that voice be one of love, of quiet strength, of compassion.… Read more →
To my daughters: As you travel down the path of this life, you will encounter obstacles. At times, these may seem insurmountable. Know that I will always have your back and that you can do this. Love, Your dad Read more →
If I leave my girls with nothing more than this philosophy and a surety of the knowledge that their dad loved them beyond mere words, I will consider my life a success. I am. I can. I will. Read more →
This was the note I saw when I came downstairs after putting my daughters to bed. Knowing dad had work to do after I tucked them in (the demands of being a real estate agent), one of them thought to go downstairs into the office and leave a note I would find. Nothing I do in this life is as… Read more →
I love this. Thank you to my friends who shared it with me. Read more →
If I harbored any doubt that our children learn from us through observation and behavior, today would dispel that notion. One of my daughters asked if she could write stories like dad does on the computer. Behold, my daughter the blogger. 🙂 On a more serious note, I am concerned that she’s figured out she can type a story vs.… Read more →
I came across this article on Entrepreneur.com today and intended to share it via my business development blog. Then, I started to think about my purpose and I thought, I want my daughters to see this.
I want them to know now, and later, that their dad loved them.
That he danced, wherever and whenever asked.
When I am gone, I want their inner voices to be one of love, compassion and strength.
I want them to never doubt they are amazing, power and beautiful.
Dads…dance, my brothers.
What you are seeing here is our adopted daughter’s first experience of the ocean (she’s on the left). It blows my mind to think that there’s a very real chance she may not have had this experience had we not brought her home with us. Watching her today, seeing the ocean….watching her squish the sand in her toes…just amazing. Would… Read more →