Shea, my 2 and 2/3 year old toddler, plays a new game in the car. As soon as we pull away and set forth on the road, she removes her sneakers and socks with a mischievous smile. Once her feet are free, she looks into the rear view mirror and says, "hold my feet daddy."… Continue reading I’ve Got the Month of May
This series of posts will focus on lessons taught by an incredible daughter to her admiring parent. "I'm a good girl," said Shea, my 2-year old toddler said in response to her sleeping in her own bed the night before. "Of course you are," I responded. "You are always good." This isn't the… Continue reading Lessons from a 2-year old
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