What is your earliest memory? Often people can recall a moment around 5-years old. Imagine that there was a time in your life when you could recall an even earlier memory, even as back to the day you were born. Wayne Dyer in his book, Memories of Heaven, capture stories of toddlers sharing experiences from… Continue reading DO YOU REMEMBER?
Look at this photo. My daughter, almost 2, marveled at the real fish and sharks at the Philadelphia Aquarium this past week. This picture captures her amazement beneath the artistic interpretation of swimming fish between exhibits. I am struck by her eyes. They are filled with joy. They are seeking, striving, reaching. Her imagination is… Continue reading THRU THE EYES OF A CHILD
The other day, a difficult one at that, I was driving home with my daughter in the back seat. She was gracious enough to not play her favorite song on loop, and instead allow her father to pray. I went to put on the Wayne Dyer podcast, but the Examen started to play. I forgot… Continue reading Pay Attention
This past weekend, my daughter discovered dandelions. A whole field of them. The flowers were less fortunate as they were picked one by one to fill this toddler's temporary obsession. Her chubby hand clenched on to each flower as they each were special to her in their own way. As most adults walked by the… Continue reading WONDER AND AWE
The screensaver of my laptop is a moving slideshow of pictures of my daughter. As she turns 9 months tomorrow, I am struck by how much she has grown. It feels like yesterday when we took her home from the hospital. As crazy as these weeks and months have been, I recognize that my daughter… Continue reading APPRECIATING TODAY
"I love you Shea." If you stood outside the walls of my apartment, you would hear this phrase coming from inside. You would hear it often. It is said with great passion and energy. You would also hear baby talk that follows. At nine-months, Shea says it back in the way she can communicate. She… Continue reading WHAT IS LOVE?
In anticipation of Father's Day this Sunday, I am sharing a series of reflections on my new journey of fatherhood. This reflection was written in mid-January 2017. It could be 4am, when I went to bed at 12. It could be after her screams woke up the apartment complex. It could be in the middle of… Continue reading THAT SMILE