Monday, May 25, 2009
I'm proud to have served this great nation. Thankful for what willingness to sacrafice has taught me. Better as a man because I know the brotherhood of service. Today as we walk through the festivities of Memorial day, I'll stop and pause at the monuments with my three daughters and remind them of the men and women who have given their lives that we may be free. Reflect on the image and remember. And then thank the veterans you meet, pray for the families of the veterans you'll never meet, and pause for a moment when you walk past our flag... For those of you who don't share these thoughts - thank a veteran for giving you that right.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
The school play was tonight and the girls have been begging me to go. We sat in the back together at first, then two of the three drifted over to their friends. I sat in the dark holding and roughhousing and hugging and snuggling with my middlest girl. We were in the last row, no one behind us...just enjoying the play, and enjoying each others company. Intermission came and I realized there was someone behind us. She tapped me on the shoulder, "I don't want to embarass you, but I just thought it's wonderful the way you're loving on your daughter." There was emotion in her face and she went on just a little more... "It's wonderful to see you, kind of a bear of a man being so gentle and loving." Hmmmm...I never thought of myself as a bear, and I'm not sure if that means I'm manly, or need to lose 50 pounds?! But it was nice to hear. I love my girls dearly, and I go to great lengths to associate with dads who "get it." Sometimes it's nice to be recognized as one of those men! Thanks...whoever you were.
Friday, May 15, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
We just saw the new Star Trek. Ten years after wrecking the classic 'Vette, Captain Pike challenges James Tiberius Kirk... "Your father was captain of a starship for 12 minutes. He saved 800 lives, including yours. I dare you to do better."