In the blink of an eye. That’s how it feels. All that time that passes between the conception of your child to the age they are now. Just a little blink. Like it was just yesterday, I remember the overwhelming feeling I had when we brought our first baby girl home. She was perfect. Perfect little features. She had… Read more →
Though this thought may seem at odds with the subject line, I don’t think they are. Rather, I think this speaks to finding a purpose in your life and living that purpose. For me, my why is my daughters and helping people achieve their goals. For me, that is enough…because, at the end of the day, we are simply walking… Read more →
It would appear I needn’t have worried about my daughter finding out she could use a keyboard to write her stories (at least, I don’t have to worry quite yet). Being a dad to my girls is the best thing I have ever done. That’s all I wanted to come here to say today. May the rest of your evening… 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.
There is no shortcut to success. This is one of the lessons I hope to convey to my daughters. One of my favorite entrepreneurial quotes is “Success is never owned, it’s rented and the rent is due everyday.” (Source: unknown, though it’s widely quoted) One of my little peoples told me yesterday that it wasn’t fair that one of their… Read more →
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 →
There are moments so profound they defy our ability to capture them. This week, I experienced such a moment with one of my daughters, whom we adopted last year. To put this moment in context, it’s important to dial back nearly one year ago when we visited China to pick her up. Our bio daughter is a blonde hair, bright… Read more →
I saw this on Facebook and thought, what a great message to start the year with. I shared this with my girls, to the extent I thought they would understand it. Why does this speak to me so? The world seems so full of anger and hate today, from the nation state to the local level. The media shows us… Read more →